Ghana reacts, denies demolishing or seizing diplomatic premises

Ghana has reacted to a statement issued by the Federal Government where the Information and Culture minister warned that Nigeria will no longer tolerate the harassment of her citizens resident in the country.

A six-page release signed by Kojo opponents Nkrumah , the Minister of Information stated that for the record, the accusations are not ‘reflective of the developments and any protests will be unjustified ‘.

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On the seizure of property located at number ten Barnes road Accra , the minister said the ’transaction was a commercial agreement between Thomas Hardy, a private citizen and the High Commission in Ghana in October 1959’

According the Ghanaian Government , the terms of the lease expired forty six years ago.

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On the demolition of Nigeria’s property , the statement clarified that the demolition was carried out by the agents of the Osu stool but because of the value placed on the relationship with Nigeria , a decision was taken to restore the State of the building and communicated to the federal government in abuja.

On the issue of Deportation of Nigerians , in 2019, 700 and not 825 Nigerians were deported for crimes ranging from armed robbery to prostitution and fraud.

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On the Issue of Nigerian traders , the minister of trade intervened to ensure that shops reopened.

President Nana Akufo Addo will in the coming weeks engage with President Buhari to develop a frame work where allegations of ill treatment of Citizens of either country will be addressed

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