The United State government on Thursday, imposed visa restrictions on Ghana, this was confirmed by the US secretary of state,Mike Pompeo said the West African country has not been co-operating in accepting Ghanian citizens to be deported from the US.
The department of homeland security said in a statement: “As a result, Secretary of State Pompeo has ordered consular officers in Ghana to implement visa restrictions on certain categories of visa applicants. Without an appropriate response from Ghana, the scope of these sanctions may be expanded to a wider population.
“The sanctions will remain in place until the Secretary of Homeland Security notifies Secretary Pompeo that cooperation on removals has improved to an acceptable level.”
Commenting on the development, Kirstjen Nielsen, DHS secretary said: “The United States routinely cooperates with foreign governments in documenting and accepting U.S. citizens when asked, as appropriate, as do the majority of countries in the world, but Ghana has failed to do so in this case.
“We hope the Ghanaian government will work with us to reconcile these deficiencies quickly.”