Foreign Ministry reacts to ‘U.S visa-free travel for Ghanaians’ report

U.S Secretary of State for Political Affairs, David Hale meets with Ghana's Foreign Minister Shirley Botchwey
U.S Secretary of State for Political Affairs, David Hale meets with Ghana's Foreign Minister Shirley Botchwey

A story is making rounds on social media indicating that Foreign Minister Shirley Botchwey has signed a visa-free travel policy with the United States on behalf of all Ghanaians.

The story which has found its way in Ghana and Nigeria’s mainstream media reported that holders of Ghanaian passports without any criminal records are entitled to visit the United States without visas for a period of 30 days.

As people were planning to grab tickets to take advantage of the said policy to visit the US, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration has come out to debunk the report in a Facebook post.

See the post below:

Baffour Gyawu, a Satirist working with News7pm.com fabricated the story after the U.S Secretary of State for Political Affairs, David Hale, met with Ghana’s Foreign Minister Shirley Botchwey to reaffirm the strong U.S.-Ghana bilateral relationship in areas of trade and investment, security, and other priorities to ensure mutual prosperity for both nations.

This is how News7pm.com reported it:

BREAKING NEWS: U.S is now Visa-free for Ghanaians without criminal records; stay of no more than 30 days allowed

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