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The government of Ghana denied late Monday allegations that it had ordered the deportation of nationals living abroad.

It urged the public to ignore statements making rounds in social media that Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, had sanctioned the deportation of undocumented Ghanaians residing abroad.

A statement issued by the foreign ministry late Monday described the allegations as “untruthful and cruel attempts being made by some unpatriotic elements”.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional integration wishes to point out that seeking and protecting the welfare of Ghanaians abroad is one of the cardinal principles of Ghana’s foreign policy,” the statement said.

The foreign ministry also delinked the minister’s assertion during her vetting that Ghana’s missions abroad could meet with nationals in the diaspora and appeal to them to come home to assist whenever they were disposed to from the claims being made by some sections of the public. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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