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13-Jun-2018  
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Valued above any valuable, securing a visa to vamoose from Ghana’s vicious vortex and venom of financial vapoury is vaunted as no mean victory.

And it is the high value placed on that invaluable piece of stamp that has turned a messenger into a messiah to many a desperate man seeking to migrate to any land – from Malta and Maldives, through Mauritius and Malaysia to Monaco.

“These days your people they have forgotten us, as they (are) enjoying quality services after that they don’t pay me”. These are the words of Amidu expressing his frustration about the people he has helped travel abroad but have forgotten him after they arrive(d) oversea(s).

A Ghana Football Association (GFA) official was secretly filmed accepting a cash amount of one thousand cedis (GHS1000) to include non-footballing personnel in national football team trips outside Ghana using his office as a messenger. This took place at the Accra Sports Stadium’s restaurant on the 15th of March 2018.

Amidu is a messenger at the Ghana Football Association (GFA). He serves a self-styled travel agent at the GFA through him people travel abroad. By his own account, he has helped an uncountable number of people emigrate out of Ghana. Amidu told Tiger he would help him get to Serbia, an Eastern European country. For his service, he is charging Tiger thousand cedes (1000) for the start to hasten up the Visa processes afterwards an amount would be given for Tiger to pay as the full payment which Tiger paid.

The Deal

Tiger team member spoke to Amidu on phone and explained to him that, his friend wants to travel abroad, precisely Serbia. They later agreed to meet at the Accra sports stadium for further discussions with Tiger himself. They met at a restaurant in Accra sports stadium, Tiger team member introduced Amidu to Tiger and he further explained to Amidu that he wants to travel to Serbia.

“Boss this one, my friend and I want to travel so I was telling him that we want someone to help us” Tiger Said. “You don’t have (a) problem” Amidu replied.

“ So I wanted to ask you how much does one has to prepare before the Visa is acquired?” Tiger said. “Thousand for the start (1000 cedes)” Amidu replied. “So like how much would I pay when is done?” Tiger said. “We do the interview faster then I will let you come back again and tell you ‘the this thing’ [about the rest of the money]”. “Serbia is a good place one will get small money,” Tiger said. “ Yeah” Amidu replied.

These were some of the conversations Tiger had with Amidu. In the long run, Amidu assured Tiger in getting the Visa as soon as possible.

Visa Racket Scandals

Sports tournament has become the new avenue whereby economic migrants from Ghana use to seeking greener pastures. They go for a tournament and then they abscond from official hotels and sports villages. A case in point was at the 2014 world cup tournament in Brazil that witnesses the disappearance two hundred (200) Ghanaians but later seeks or requested for asylum.

The Brazilian federal police said this to BBC, 11th July 2014. However, Ghana’s former Sports Minister, Mahama Ayariga told the BBC he doubted that those who have requested asylum were believed to be part of the official group of 650 fans sent to Brazil to support the national team.

Because of the many incidences of sports fans and athletes not returning to Ghana after international tournaments, it has made visa acquisition for genuine fans and athletes very difficult.

In March 2017, it was reported that the Intellectually Disabled athletes of Ghana were denied visas to Austria. After hard training and workout for almost three months, agitatedly preparing for the March 14-25 Games, their hopes of participating in the Floorball competition of the Games were surge after the Dutch Embassy, which represents the Austrian government in Ghana, denied them entry visas on the grounds that the athletes would not return to Ghana after the competition.

Another case in point was when in July 2014, many football fans from Ghana were denied visas to cheer on the women’s team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. Graphic Sports reported, “the Canadian High Commission was alarmed over the reported case of some Ghanaian fans who traveled to Brazil to watch the just-ended FIFA World Cup but later applied to seek asylum in Brazil after the tournament.”

 
 
 
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Name: A cool guy
@concerned citizen..All comments except means majority has carried the vote of no confidence on Anas method.
 
Name: OurCountryIsDoomed
Read all the comments below in exception of "@A concerned citizen...[Correction" and it will tell you how some of our citizens want corruption to stay. Talking about perspectives[...]
 
Name: This guy is fake and corrupt
I have said and will continue to say again that this guy is a fake, corrupt, and evil whose main intention is to brig his country and its institutions down. He should be stopped and taken care of ASAP. When you amass wealth through dubious means and say other people are corrupt then something is wrong with you and your group including that so-called Kweku Baako. I am so happy that he have taken the case to court where he will be forced to reveal himself. He should note that the courts are waiting for him to come and prove his case. Cutting and pasting will not click. And all of us shall see you become naked. What a waste.
 
Name: Atipoe
Am in Belgium now and i had that opportunity through the FOOTBALL PEOPLE.Am able to take care of my family and able to extend my hands to others so what is ANAS talking about.ANAS continue to disgrace your HOMELAND but one day these same WHITES will get RID OFF YOU.
 
Name: Amanonie
ANAS a.k.a "KING OF EXPOSE'" what at all are you looking for on this PLANET?Be careful because one day when your issue comes out you may not be able to STAND IT.Is it wrong for people to travel through the help of the F.A. Massa instead of concentrating on this better INVESTIGATE HOW THE WHITES take our RESOURCES without paying the RIGHT RETURNS.This VISA thing from you is unacceptable.
 
Name: A concerned citizen......33
@Concerned citizen Have you noticed all of Anas guys have names like Amidu, Abu, Mumuni, Seidu….{ENTRAPMENT}... it looks like Anas offers people with gifts and the turn back quickly to tell them it was a bribe.
 
Name: @A concerned citizen...[Correction
What is entrapment? If you are a person of integrity, no one could trap you to do the wrong things. If you are a ***barred word*** and you are offered ONE ROLL and you take it, you have only accepted what you like to enjoy. In the same way only corrupt people could be trapped into corruption. Mind you there were others in the same so called entrapment video who never accepted the bribe or whatever you'd like to describe it so what is ENTRAPMENT?
 
Name: A concerned citizen...[Correction]
Anas is causing more harm than good and this trend must cease. Anas 'voodoo' entrapment should be restricted to the courts only for prosecution and not for the whole wide World to disgrace us. What's going on in this country? This mudslinging by Anas to bring institutions down and destroying dignitaries lives must be addressed. His method[women and money laundering] is questionable and holding himself as 'Hollier than thou" leave much to be desired. Therefore, holding himself as an untouchable hero. He must declare his source of income, money laundering to prove to all and sundry that he is genuine. Showing all this videos to the outside World what will Anas gain? What his his motive? Is he been financed by the BBC {colonial masters} to achieve what? Don't you think it can even affect so many genuine people's chances to travel outside? Anas 'choose and pick' makes him a corruption suspect. If Anas can sue some one for defamation of character then Ghanaians deserve to sue Anas for disgracing us to the World through BBC and Ajazeera.
 
Name: A concerned citizen...2
Anas is causing more harm than good and this trend must cease. Anas 'voodoo' entrapment should be restricted to the courts only for prosecution and not for the whole wide World to disgrace us. What's going on in this country? This mudslinging by Anas to bring institutions down and destroying dignitaries lives must be addressed[jezebel. His method of women and money laundering is questionable and holding himself as 'Hollier than thou" leave much to be desired. Therefore, making himself an untouchable hero to declare his source of income, money laundering. Showing all this to the outside World what will Anas gain? What his his motive? Is he been financed by the BBC {colonial masters} to achieve what? Don't you think it can even affect so many genuine people's chances to travel outside? Anas 'choose and pick' makes him a corruption suspect. If Anas can sue some one for defamation of character then Ghanaians deserve to sue Anas for disgracing us to the World through BBC and Ajazeera.
 



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