Minority Statement on Recent Alleged Australian Visa Fraud

Minority Statement on Recent Alleged Australian Visa Fraud

STATEMENT BY THE MINORITY NDC IN PARLIAMENT ON RECENT HAPPENINGS ON THE ALLEGED FRAUDULENT ACQUISITION OF AUSTRALIAN VISAS BY SOME GHANAIANS TO TH

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STATEMENT BY THE MINORITY NDC IN PARLIAMENT ON RECENT HAPPENINGS ON THE ALLEGED FRAUDULENT ACQUISITION OF AUSTRALIAN VISAS BY SOME GHANAIANS TO THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES

The Minority Members in Parliament have been observing keenly the news indicating fraudulent procurement of visas through [ads1]misrepresentation and deceit by some Ghanaians to Gold Coast, Australia in order to watch the Commonwealth Games.

The news alleges the full collaboration of Authorities in the Sports sector in carrying out these unfortunate acts.

We the Minority in Parliament are of the view that due to embarrassment the incident has brought to the entire nation, a full scale independent investigation is carried out to establish the extent of fraud and identify personalities involved to forestall future occurrences. This proposed investigation must be initiated immediately by His Excellency, President Nana Addo-DankwaAkufo-Addo.

The Minority will however explore various means including summoning the Minister for Youth and Sports to give a full disclosure of the incident including the profiles of deported individuals to Parliament.

We also call on the general public especially those directly affected by the deportation carried out by the Australian government to furnish our offices with details including cost of the visa acquisition to help establish the truth.

Whiles condemning this act which has brought disgrace to the country, we also sympathize with the victims who have been traumatized as a result.

Signed

Hon. Kobena Mensah Woyome (MP)

Ranking Member, Youth, Sports and Culture Committee,
Parliament.