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Ghanaian supporters hit the streets to protest against Canadian embassy's mass visa refusal

Published on: 13 August 2014
Ghanaian supporters hit the streets

Organized Ghanaian supporters have hit the streets to protest against the non-issuance of visas by the Canadian embassy to go witness the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.

The Canadian High Commission in Ghana have gone on a mass refusal of Ghanaian visa applicants who intended to go support the Black Princesses at the World Cup.

Over 4000 Ghanaian visa applicants were refused visa by the High Commission without just cause.

Even high ranking government officials and other personalities were denied visas despite fully satisfying all travel requirements.

The irate Ghanaian fans have now decided to hit the streets in protest of what appears to be clear policy of the Canadian embassy not to let in any Ghanaian.

This policy is believed to have been influenced by reports over 200 Ghanaian fans who traveled to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup applied for political asylum under the false pretext of a tribal war in Ghana.

This move by the Ghanaian immigrants is said to have heightened unduly and to some extent unfairly the extent of scrutiny of foreign missions in Ghana.

The demonstration was first planed to take place last week but was put off over some sort of an assurance by the Sports Ministry to make an intervention.

This intervention never came - awakening the intent of the demonstration.

The protester started their peaceful procession at the Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkurmah Circle.

They are expected to take their procession along the principal streets of Accra and then eventually end in front of the Canadian High Commission situated at Ridge.


This article has 14 comment(s), give your comment
  • Kofi says:
    August 13, 2014 01:09 pm
    Canadian govt did well cos 3000 supporters could be queimg up for asylum application by now.Otherwise Ghana was the second best supported team in the group after the hosting need for them to waste their meager savings.
  • Thegreatest says:
    August 13, 2014 01:11 pm
    Ridiculous! Canada is not like Mahama Ghana where Togolese and Buekinabe's can just walk in and vote for corrupt NDC for a bottle of oil. Canada is a country of laws. Fools you think you are smart. We Canadians are smarter. You can beat Brazilians and not Canadians. Lazy Ghanaians as foolish Nunoo Mensah calls you, go find some work to do and forget about Canadian visa for games that Ghanaians played only three matches and got kicked out.
    August 13, 2014 12:17 pm
    This match is purely academic. Ghana is out of the tournament. But in retrospect, these supporters should blame their brethren in Brazil for putting them in such a difficult situation today. The Canadians are not stupid. You get a visa, go to Toronto for the tournament and then you disappear. When these supporters seek asylum in Canada, what reason will they give? Let me think: Boko Haram is now in Ghana and the women will claim genital mutilation?
  • Praemonitus, praemunitus says:
    August 13, 2014 12:14 pm
    NDC foot soldiers one and all. Don't give them no visas. They ain't gonna return.
  • 123 says:
    August 13, 2014 12:48 pm
  • fish says:
    August 13, 2014 12:22 pm
    Waste of time and energy.Are the 4 thousand seriously going to watch the matches in Canada?.A whole Government official who was given a visa to US to attend UN conference,but ended doing her business.
  • NONI(9JA 1ST SON) says:
    August 13, 2014 11:44 am
    But last time i checked, GHANA is no longer in the tournament... Abi they just wanna look for another oppotunity to go seek asylum in CANADA???? Hahahahaha GHANA Abr33..
  • Dasaintshy says:
    August 14, 2014 03:34 am
    @mumbi, Mumu, yeye, koli ko, you think somebody is scared of your threats or you think you are the only twin here. kotiboto uncircumcised Zambia that wants to play with humans!
  • banger says:
    August 13, 2014 01:19 pm
  • Tk says:
    August 13, 2014 01:37 pm
    Canadian Embassy did well otherwise 3000 Ghanaians could be queuing up for visa by now.
  • mumbi says:
    August 13, 2014 02:14 pm
    Am sorrrrrry 4 insulting u fellow Ghanaians.You that I just jealous your team and I want our national team to be like yours.Moreover our site zambfoot is very boring that's why I always come here to make fun of you.Respect Ghana black stars.
  • Canadian says:
    August 13, 2014 02:26 pm
    Can't believe it.This shows their motive for the visa.
  • fred says:
    August 13, 2014 03:50 pm
    Look Ghanaians love Canada very much, why didn't they apply for visa to azabejan last year for the under 17 world cup,I guess they don't like that place because there is no jobs,I am really happy for this
  • Mumbi says:
    August 13, 2014 07:28 pm
    The person using my moniker should stop or I will break an egg and swear with twin my brother to curse that person.