South Africa has announced free visa for all categories of Ghanaians travelling to that country.
The decision was announced Wednesday July 10, before South Africa’s Parliament by the Home Affairs Minister, Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi.
In his statement, the minister said
“Today, we wish to announce an addition to our visa-free countries. These are Qatar, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Ghana, and Sao Tome and Principe.
We will immediately enter into discussions with them about how a visa-free regime will work.”
This was also announced on the S.A Home Affairs twitter handle.
HomeAffairsSA@HomeAffairsSA Today, we wish to announce an addition to our visa – free countries
•United Arab Emirates
•Sao Tome and Principe@travel24 @tourism_gov_za#DHABudgetVote20193,49812:59 PM – Jul 10, 2019
Meanwhile the minister disclosed “We still have some homework to do for 3 countries whose combined populations make up close to 30% of the world’s population i.e. China, India and Nigeria.
While we are busy tackling the matter of the three countries, for now, we shall this financial year, increase 2½ times the number of people who work for Home Affairs to process visas in both China and India.
We shall increase 2 times the number of people who process visas to our country in Nigeria” the statement added.
By Komla Addo