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Parliament Invites Visa-Related Complaints

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Following a directive by the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament is inviting proposals, memorandum among others from the general public to better inform Parliament and Embassies to help curb the inhumane treatment citizens go through in their quest to acquire visas from other countries.

Chairman and Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee Frank AnnohDompreh and Hon.Samuel OkudzatoAblakwa respectively in a joint press briefing appealed to all citizens who have experienced such maltreatments from any of the various embassies in the country to bring their issues before the committee.

Information gathered, they said, will be factored into their report to speaker for parliament to help resolve.

The Committee and the Ministry of Foreign affairs were jointly charged to investigate a statement made on the floor of Parliament by the Member of Parliament for North Tongu,Samuel OkudzetoAblakwa, enumerating the challenges Ghanaians faced everyday whiles in the process of visa acquisition.

According to the claims, Ghanaian visa applicants to foreign embassies are not been treated fairly and with dignity whenever they are applying for visa to travel.

He also raised concerns about the outrageous charges some of the Embassies profess to citizens which are non-refundable.

Source: Christiana Kpesese/Thepublisher

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