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Tuesday 17 October 2017

2017-10-12

[N] PURC boss, Samuel Sarpong, sacked
[N] Don’t stampede gov’t into closing fuel stations – OMCs
[N] Ł350k Scandal: Otumfuo clean – Sacked Bank Official
[N] 245 suspected drug peddlers, prostitutes arrested in Ashanti
[N] Don’t follow ‘malicious’ social media – Rawlings advises Media General
[N] Gov’t withdraws Zongo Development Fund bill

2017-10-11

[B] Ghana woos investors at IMF/World Bank Meetings
[B] Hybrid power stations to add 850MW to grid
[N] Agric College Students Picket At MoFA Today
[N] We don’t need cabinet meeting to solve gas explosions – Namoale
[N] Cost of home loans drop to 30.6 %
[B] Ghana’s exports rise to $ 8.9 billion
[N] Gov’t investigating report of Ghanaian ISIS fighters – Majority
[N] Tension in Bimbila ahead of late chief burial Thursday
[N] Akufo-Addo's 'one achievement, one launch' is new NPP strategy
[N] God is the reason - 13-year-old KNUST student says
[N] Workers on the Kejetia market project to lay down tools following threats
[N] Parliament tasks 3 committees to investigate gas explosions
[N] Mansco Gas must compensate explosion victims – Mahama Ayariga
[N] Police accused in Delta Force 13 case

2017-10-10

[B] Airlines upbeat about boost in business
[N] Earlier charges against Delta Forces dropped
[N] SUNDA Int. & TWYFORD Ceramics donate to gas explosion victims
[N] Operation to ban public smoking in Tamale to be activated after six arrested in
[N] AUCC founder launches book about his life as public servant and private citizen

2017-10-09

[S] Ghana Rugby team beats Mauritius in impressive Sevens campaign
[N] Thieves steal car at Legon after man fled from Atomic gas explosion
[N] Fuel explosions: NPA to employ 200 extra safety auditors – Agyarko
[N] Petrochemical workers opposed gov’t's new policy on gas explosions – Abu Ramadan
[N] Kwadaso Agric. College Students boycott lectures over unpaid allowances
[N] Court grants withdrawal of application against lawyer for EC boss
[N] Nana Addo to personally pay for presidential correspondent’s funeral
[N] NDC financiers, others frustrated our fight against 'illegal' fuel stations - Ay
[N] New Ya-Naa Will Be My 1st Year’s Crowning Achievement – Akufo-Addo

2017-10-08

[N] Kwadaso MP visits flood prone areas after heavy down pour
[I] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Touts Legacy As She Prepares To Step Down  
[N] Wassa Akropong Shooting; 4 Arrested
[N] Brother Of 13-Year-Old KNUST Student To Break Sister’s Record
[N] Encroachment of Owabi Forest cause of flooding at Atafoa- Assemblyman
[N] Kwadaso: building kills 2, 1 in critical condition
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General News

[ 2017-03-18 ]

Ghana was among 13 countries with denial rate of over 60 percent

Ghana among countries with most ‘bounced’ US visa applications
Ghana is among the countries with the highest
United States visa application denial rates,
according to the U.S. State Department.

Ghana was among the 13 countries with a denial
rate of over 60 percent according to figures from
the 2015 fiscal year.

The highest rates were found to be in African and
Middle Eastern countries, including Syria and
Somalia, whilst Cuba and Laos also had high denial
rates.

The Visa acquisition process

Despite the Donald Trump administration’s
attempted travel bans, the application process for
a US visa can take up to 12 months, and they
mostly end up in denials, per the figures.

The typical process begins with the submission of
the non-immigrant visa application online followed
by the payment of the application fee at a
designated bank to sign up for an interview.

The applicant has to have documents to indicate a
stable life and the unlikelihood of a visa
overstay.

This is followed by an interview with a Foreign
Service officer which can take up to four months
to secure in some countries.

The applicant’s information is checked against
American and foreign databases with officers from
various U.S. agencies also conducting interviews
and further research into one’s background.

The Visa is then issued if everything is deemed
satisfactory, though a successful applicant may
undergo an additional round of behind-the-scenes
screening by American customs officers at the
airport.

Upon arrival, one may be questioned by customs
officers and may be screened again.

Visa Waiver programme

Visitors from the 38 countries that are members of
the visa-waiver programme don’t follow all the
steps above.

But they still have to provide personal
information to the American government before they
can travel to the United States. There are however
no African countries on this programme.

Source - citifmonline.com



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