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Press Statement

A press statement from the British High Commission with regards to the dismissal of an employee.

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British High Commission-Accra

The British High Commission can confirm that one of its employees has today been dismissed for gross misconduct. Ghanaian law enforcement is now investigating allegations of fraud and conspiracy relating to visa applications. 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.

Published 26 February 2015