The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, has rejected claims that the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union will lead to the tightening of its immigration laws of that country.
He told 3FM’s Kwakye Afreh-Nuamah there will be no change in the UK’s conditions set for Ghanaian nationals who apply for a UK visa.
“Our visa arrangements are our own national policy and will have no effect on Ghanaian nationals who apply for visas. We already deport people who are illegally staying in the UK and overstay their visa requirements,” he said
The British people voted Thursday in a historic referendum to exit the European Union after more than four decades of joining the common market. About 52 per cent voted to leave the European Union while 48 per cent said they should remain.
Many people fear the decision by the UK to exit the EU could have implications for countries with ties with the UK while others argue the UK could face constitutional crisis following Thursday’s vote.
But Mr Benjamin has downplayed such assertions, saying “We just had a gigantic exercise in a democracy about our constitutional arrangements vis-à-vis Europe and we had democratic results from that, so I will say rather we are facing a new chapter going forward”.
He said UK will remain an outward looking and global trading nation in the future and further noted country will grow financially stronger in the long term.