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'Grant amnesty to Ghanaians in the UK', says Tetteh

PLEA: Dr. Lawrence Tetteh has appealed to the Prince of Wales (pictured)

DR LAWRENCE Tetteh, the Chaplain of the Ghana Christian Council of United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland, appealed to the Prince of Wales, to use his position to push for the regularisation of the stay of the law-abiding Ghanaians in the UK, ghanaweb reports.

The Prince of Wales and Camilla have visited Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria on an eight-day royal tour, and during their stop in Ghana, Dr. Tetteh appealed to the royals, stating that the amnesty would enable them to work in peace and pay the requisite taxes.

“Some Ghanaians have lived in the UK for more than 15 years without resident permits but they are peaceful and hardworking, which are very good attributes for nation building,” said Dr. Tetteh.

“With the advent of Brexit, we think this is an opportune time for another amnesty and we are hopeful the Head of the Commonwealth can drive this successfully.”

The evangelist recalled that the last time such amnesty was granted was during the tenure Prime Minister Tony Blair.

He claimed that Ghanaians who lived in the UK had shown exemplary lifestyles and shunned criminal activities, whilst applauding the Prince of Wales for his elevation to the Head of the Commonwealth, describing the feat ‘as historic’.

During the royal couples visit of Ghana, they met with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House, the Seat of Government, and conferred with Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace.

The Prince also visited Jamestown, Osu Castle, the Kejetia Market and a cocoa farm in the Ashanti Region.

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