Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has banned all Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and Heads of government agencies from foreign travels.
It is unclear what may have prompted the new directive but a memo from the presidency signed by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare said the ban was temporary and that the minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor-Botchwey was exempted from the directive.
“The President of the Republic has directed that, all foreign travels by Hon. Ministers, Deputy Ministers, MMDCEs and Heads of Government Agencies be temporarily suspended with immediate effect. Guidelines in respect of future foreign travels aimed at minimizing disruption to Government’s domestic work will be communicated to you shortly” states the memo.