British High Commission in Accra Dismisses Ghanaian Employee Over “Visa Fraud”
A Ghanaian employee at the British High Commission in Accra has been dismissed, according to information released by the High Commission.
The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin said the Ghanaian was dismissed “for gross misconduct related to visa fraud.” The Commissioner however did not mention the name of the person implicated in the fraud.
“Today we dismissed a Ghanaian employee of the British High Commission for gross misconduct related to visa fraud- @JonBenjamin19,” he tweeted.
A press statement issued by the British High Commission revealed that “Ghanaian law enforcement is now investigating allegations of fraud and conspiracy relating to visa applications.”
The statement added that the Commission takes allegations against any of its staff seriously with the strongest possible action.
“Though such cases are extremely rare, the British High Commission takes allegations against any of our staff extremely seriously and, if substantiated, will always take the strongest possible action.
This issue came to light precisely because of the strong internal audit and control mechanisms we have in place to monitor our entire visa operation. We continue to have full confidence in the overall integrity of those mechanisms.”