The President, Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo-Addo has banned all his ministers, deputy ministers, MMDCEs and all government appointees from embarking on foreign trips.

A memo sent to all government appointees by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare stated that only the Foreign Affairs Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey is exempted from the directive.

The memo added that guidelines in respect of future foreign travels aimed at minimizing disruption to Government’s domestic work will be communicated shortly.

Below is the full memo

TEMPORARY BAN ON FOREIGN TRAVELS BY ALL MINISTERS, DEPUTY MINISTERS, MMDCEs AND HEADS OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

The President of the Republic has directed that, all foreign travels by Hon. Ministers, Deputy Ministers, MMDCEs and Heads of Government Agencies be temporarily suspended with immediate effect.

Guidelines in respect of future foreign travels aimed at minimizing disruption to Government’s domestic work will be communicated to you shortly.

The Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration is however exempted from this temporary ban on foreign travels.

Please acknowledge receipt and accept for strict compliance.

HON. AKOSUA FREMA OSEI-OPARE

CHIEF OF STAFF