- Investigative report suggests that NDC officials rampantly dabbled in visa fraud.
- Potential migrants were asked to pay a fee of $7,000 each for their visas to be done
An investigative report conducted by asempanews.com has hinted that one of the National Democratic Congress's (NDC) party offices used to dabble in what could be termed as visa fraud.
According to Asempanews.com's report, the NDC party office located near the Ring Road Central branch of Paloma Hotel was a hotbed for what's been called visa racketeering during the erstwhile John Mahama led administration.
The report alleged that during the party's eight year reign in power, invitations from international socialist groups affiliated with the NDC were being heavily abused. according to the report, that particular NDC office dabbled in all kinds of visa endeavors and to the extent that a "special" account had been opened at an undisclosed branch of Fidelity Bank to facilitate transactions.
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According to the video shown below, an investigator purporting to be a desperate migrant looking for travel opportunities went to the Ring Road Central NDC Ring Road Central office to find out if anything could be done for him.
After an initial conversation with one who could only be described as the first point of call, he's taken to someone "higher up" who then explains (to a certain extent) how the party's international affiliations turn into travel opportunities.
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At one point the "higher up" NDC officials says, "Invitations come constantly, workshops, conferences, you know, as capacity building. I mean, that's the partnership they have for us because they are ahead of us".
According to the official who initially spoke to the investigator, travel opportunities set back potential travelers a dismal GHC7,000, with an initial payment of $1,500 "Obama"
Watch video below:
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