Nana Addo bans all appointees, ministers from foreign travels

By Clement Edward Kumsah
Nana Addo

President Nana Addo has banned all Ministers, Deputy ministers, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and Heads of government agencies from travelling outside Ghana.

A memo from the Presidency signed by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare sighted by Prime News Ghana did not explain what may have prompted the new directive.

However, the memo said the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor-Botchwey is 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. 

The Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration is however exempted from this temporary ban on foreign travels,”

The memo added that Guidelines in respect of future foreign travels aimed at minimizing disruption to Government’s domestic work will be communicated to you shortly.