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‘I Have Not Asked Canadian Embassy To Reduce Visa Issuance To Ghanaians’ – Asante Bediatuo



Nana Bediatuo Asante Denies Allegations of Advising Canadian High Commission to Reduce Visa Issuance Rates for Ghanaians

Nana Bediatuo Asante, the Secretary to President Akufo-Addo, has strongly refuted allegations suggesting he advised the Canadian High Commission to reduce visa issuance rates for Ghanaians. These claims, disseminated by and, have been dismissed as entirely false by his legal team.

In a statement released on May 21, Asante’s lawyers categorically denied the reports, urging the public to disregard them. The publications alleged that Asante had advocated for a reduction in visas during a supposed private meeting with H.E Christopher Thornley, the Canadian High Commissioner. The articles further suggested that Asante justified this advice by expressing concerns about Ghana losing its young workforce to emigration.

Asante’s legal representatives responded by clarifying that the reports are baseless and devoid of any factual foundation. The statement emphasized that the assertions made against Asante are unfounded and should be viewed with skepticism by the general public.

“The online publications from and are entirely false and lack any credibility,” the statement read. “These narratives are fabricated and should be treated with the disdain they deserve.”

The legal team underscored the importance of discerning factual information from misinformation, highlighting that the claims lacked integrity and were designed to mislead the public.

As the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante plays a critical role in Ghana’s administration, making the veracity of such reports particularly significant. His legal team’s swift response aims to mitigate any potential damage to his reputation and to clarify his stance on the matter.

The statement concluded by urging the public to dismiss the false reports and to refrain from entertaining such misinformation. This clear denial from Asante’s legal representatives seeks to maintain trust and transparency in the face of unfounded allegations.

Read the full statement here:

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 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

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.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com


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