The United States (US) has imposed restrictions on some visa applicants in Ghana.
Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, said Ghana has not been co-operating in accepting Ghanian citizens to be deported from the US.
The department of homeland security said in a statement that:
“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.”
Kirstjen Nielsen, DHS secretary commenting on this development 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.”