We have not authorised deportation of Ghanaians abroad - Gov’t

We have not authorised deportation of Ghanaians abroad - Gov’t

Government has denied categorically that it has sanctioned the deportation of undocumented Ghanaians living abroad.

We have not authorised deportation of Ghanaians abroad - Gov’t

We have not authorised deportation of Ghanaians abroad - Gov’t

According to a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry: “the claims are untruthful and cruel attempts being made by some unpatriotic elements, to twist the responses given by the Minister [Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey], when she appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament of Ghana.”

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The ministry clarifies that the Minister only sought to point out that although it had no power to interfere in the sovereignty of another country, it was mandated to engage countries where undocumented Ghanaians were residing to ensure they were treated in a humane manner when the need arises, and protect their interest by extending to them all the consular assistance that they are entitled to as citizens. 

Read the full statement below:

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