Government Committed To Ensure Compliance With International Obligations Under ICAO


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has issued a statement that, a recent statement issued by the public Affairs section of the Embassy of the United State of America in Ghana on 20th June, 2018, sought to give the impression that the government of Ghana was failing to meet its obligations under the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), by not speeding up the issuance of travel documents to persons identified as illegal immigrants who are awaiting deportation to Ghana.

The Ministry wishes to place on record that, it continues to engage its missions in the USA on the matter and has already committed their concerns to the US Embassy in Ghana about the need to do due diligent and establish the nationalities of the deportees before they are issued with travel documents.

In the spirit of corporation, therefore, the Ghana mission have the obligation to ensure that, the right processes are followed to verify the identities of the subjects for deportation, in order to avert challenges with the Ghana Immigration Service upon the arrival of the latter.

The Ministry in a statement copied to, reaffirm government’s commitment to ensure compliance with its International obligations under the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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