Liberian Gov’t Clarifies ‘Ghana Flight Ban’

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed as false reports that the Government of Ghana has banned flights from Ghana to Liberia and vice versa.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, contrary to media reports that the Ghanaian Government has banned all flights from Ghana into Liberia, Kenya Airways, Gambia Bird and other flights are still flying in and out of Monrovia from and to Ghana.

The release also stated that there has been no harassment or detention of any passenger from Liberia at the Ghanaian airport.

According to the release, the Liberian Embassy in Accra, Ghana further disclosed that the Ghanaian Government has put in place routine measures at the airport, such as registration and the reading of temperatures of all passengers arriving in Accra from Ebola infected countries. Similar measures are introduced by the Liberian Government at the Roberts International Airport.

There have been consistent reports and rumors recently, especially in some news media, that the Ghanaian Government is banning flights from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria as a way of containing the Ebola virus and that the movement of Liberians in Ghana, especially at Buduburam Camp are being restricted in light of the Ebola scare. These reports are unfounded and untrue.

By: Horatio Bobby Willie – Assistant Foreign Minister/Public Affairs

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