I’ve never advised Canada Embassy to reduce visa issuance to Ghanaians – Nana Bediatuo Asante

The Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, has denied allegations that he advised the Canadian Embassy in Ghana to reduce the rate at which it issues visas to Ghanaian nationals.

In a statement issued by his solicitors, Nana Bediatuo Asante described the publication as “palpably false” and urged the public to disregard it.

The publication had alleged that Nana Bediatuo Asante made the advice at a secret meeting with the Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana, H.E Christopher Thornley, claiming that Ghana is losing a lot of young vibrant workforce to other countries.

However, the solicitors stated that the publication was entirely false and should be treated with contempt.

The denial is aimed at setting the record straight and preventing any further misinformation.

Below is the full statement.

We act as Solicitors for Nana Bediatuo Asante, the Secretary to the President and write pursuant to his instructions.

Our Client’s attention has been drawn to a false online publication under the headline “Asante Bediatuo Advises Canadian Embassy to Reduce Visa Issuance Rate to Ghanaians” published on amnewsworld.com by Ohene Anochie dated Thursday, 16th May, 2024.

The said publication alleged that our Client; “has secretly advised the Canadian Embassy in Ghana to reduce the rate at which it issues visas to Ghanaian nationals. Bediatuo reportedly made the announcement at a secret meeting with H.E Christopher Thornley claiming Ghana is losing a lot of young vibrant workforce to other countries.”

The same false story has been re-published by Joshua Kwabena Smith on thinknewsonline.com

We are instructed to inform the public that the publication referred to supra is palpably false and same should be disregarded and treated with the contempt it deserves.

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