- Ghana has expressed concerns over how some 63 Ghanaian deportees were treated by the US government
- Foreign affairs minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway says the deportees were chained for 11 hours
The foreign affairs minister has made startling revelation about how some 63 Ghanaian deportees from America were treated by the US government.
Speaking to the media in a fierce response to the deportation, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway revealed that these deportees were prevented from even visiting the wash room because they had their feet and hands chained with heavy metal.
“Definitely, like I said we are going to send a letter to them expressing our deep concern for what has happened, it only proper that they should be treated well even if they are criminals, their human rights should be respected,” Shirley Ayorkor Botchway fumed.
Meanwhile, the US embassy in Ghana has refuted claims of maltreatment as being churned out by Ghanaians and also the foreign affairs ministry.
More deportations, according to the US embassy, is expected to rock various countries including that of Ghana.
In light of this, the US ambassador to Ghana is calling on the Ghana government to educate Ghanaians on the best practices regarding the legal and appropriate acquisition of passports so as to shield themselves against any move of deportation.
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