President Nana Akufo-Addo has banned all ministers, deputy ministers, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and heads of government agencies from foreign travels.
It is unclear what may have prompted the new directive but a memo from the presidency said the ban was temporary.
The memo, which was signed by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare said the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor-Botchwey is exempted from the directive.
â€œThe 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 Governmentâ€™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,â€ the memo sighed by citinewsroom.com said.