- Monalisa Abigail Semeha, aka Mona Gucci, has been dragged to court over alleged visa fraud.
- Mona Gucci is facing charges of defrauding by false pretence and pleaded not guilty in court
- Mona Gucci was granted GH¢200,000 bail after her plea and will make her next court appearance in December
Monalisa Abigail Semeha, aka Mona Gucci, has been dragged to court over alleged visa fraud.
Mona Gucci is facing charges of defrauding by false pretence and pleaded not guilty.
The TV personality was described as a travel consultant in a report by GNA.
Mona Gucci was granted GH¢200,000 bail after her plea and is expected to make her next court appearance on December 11, 2023.
The complainant in the case, a trader, said Mona Gucci was introduced to her in 2019 as someone who could help her with a visa.
The complainant was told the visa would cost GH¢40,000.00.
The complaint further introduced three people to Mona Gucci to help with their visa issues.
Mona Gucci reportedly collected GH¢103,400 from them but did not deliver the visas or a refund.
Visa waiver for South Africa
In a separate story, YEN.com.gh reported that the governments of Ghana and South Africa signed a visa waiver agreement.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the waiver agreement will take effect from November 1, 2023.
The agreement will allow Ghanaians to stay in South Africa for up to 90 days without a visa.
Visa applications online
The South African government has allowed Ghanaians to apply for its visas online.
South African High Commission said Ghanaians could visit the portal of the Department of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa
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The High Commission said requirements such as passport details, a letter of invitation, proof of accommodation and a bank statement are still in force and will be verified upon arrival.
UK to increase immigration fees
The UK increased immigration and nationality fees.
YEN.com.gh reported that there will be an up to 35% increase in the cost of UK visas for Ghanaians and other prospective immigrants.
Ghanaians applying for student visas outside the UK will pay £127 more after the increase to £490.
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