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‘These are the kind of things Ghanaians want to see you doing’ — Bright Simons lauds Foreign Ministry on visa waiver moves

Travel & Tourism Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Foreign Affairs Minister[left] and Bright Simons
FRI, 22 MAR 2024 LISTEN
Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Foreign Affairs Minister[left] and Bright Simons

Bright Simons, Vice President of IMANI Africa, has praised Ghana's push for visa waivers with other countries, citing the recent pact with Malawi.

The policy expert noted that such initiatives are what Ghanaians want the ministry to be doing.

In a March 22 post on X, Simons stated: “These are the kind of things many citizens want to see Ghana's Foreign Ministry spending its energy on.”

His remarks came as the Ministry announced on March 21 that Ghana and Malawi had signed a deal "desirous of strengthening their bilateral relations and existing cooperation."

Under the agreement, passport holders from both nations can now "transit through, depart from and stay in the territory of both countries for a cumulative period of up to ninety (90) days without recourse to work within a calendar year."

It also supports broader goals of increased people-to-people ties, economic exchange, and development of tourism - crucial sectors that promote regional integration in Africa.

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