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Opinions Fri, 18 Feb 2011

Victimisation Of Ghanaians In China

For sometime now, holders of Ghana passports have had it difficult to extend

their visas. Chinese Authorities refuse to extend visas for Ghanaians. The

reason is that Ghanaians are committing crimes in China.

It is true that some of the people sometimes engage in ilegal activities, but

victimizing a whole country is not right. There are many Ghanaians who are law

abiding, and many of these law abiding Ghanaians are suffering.

How can a whole country be embargoed with the excuse that a few of its citizens

are committing crimes?

Some Chinese in Ghana are also committing crimes and I think it's not fair to

say that we are not going to extend the visas for Chinese in Ghana because some

Chinese are committing crimes.

Everywhere you, they say sorry we don't give visas to Ghanaians.

I think this is crazy.

I want the government to tell the Chinese that they are aware of the unfair

treatment they are giving to Ghanaians in China. If they think some Ghanaians

are committing crime in China, they have police, let them find these people,

arrest them, and punish them according to their national laws.

Victimizing a whole country I think is against human rights.

Thank you,

Festus Aboagye
Columnist: Kumi, Kwasi