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Nana Bediatuo Asante denies reports of advising Canadian Embassy to reduce visa issuance to Ghanaians

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Nana Bediatuo Asante

Nana Asante Bediatuo, the Executive Secretary to President Akufo-Addo, has strongly denied allegations that he advised the Canadian Embassy to reduce the visa issuance rate to Ghanaians, as reported by some online portals.

In a statement dated May 21, 2024, Bediatuo Asante’s lawyers refuted these claims, labeling them as false and urging the public to disregard them.

The legal team specifically mentioned and as the sources that published and circulated these allegations.

They emphasized that the reports are baseless and should be treated with contempt by the general public.


Read details of the statement below: 

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.