French Ambassador, Anne Sophie-Ave has made an impassioned appeal to Ghanaians to stop worrying about getting a visa.
According to her, it is the French Consulate that takes care of the immigration services and not the embassy and its ambassador.
Speaking to the host of Top Assignment on Joy Prime, Reverend Juliet Leah, Madame Sophie-Avé indicated that the Consulate has a fully automated online platform that processes travel permits to limit human interaction. with the system.
‘It’s no use calling me; There’s no point harassing me on social media. I can’t do VISA. The decision is taken by French Immigration. Thanks to the interconnection and the internet, everything is now decided remotely and we only do, once the agreement has been obtained, print the VISA and stick it on your passport. We don’t make and we don’t reverse decisions made by the immigration service,” she said.
The French Ambassador reiterated her government’s commitment to help Ghana improve its health and education sectors.
The French government has been instrumental in Africa’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic; spearheading the shipment of vaccines from the COVAX facility for equitable distribution.
Madame Sophie-Avé added that her outfit has launched a campaign to help renovate and promote a number of heritage sites in the Volta and Bono regions, all with the aim of stimulating patronage. .
The diplomat is known for her role in promoting Kente cloth and other rich Ghanaian cultures.
In April 2021, Sophie-Avé was appointed Nkosuo Hemaa of Hani in the Bono region under the stool name Nana Benneh III as she pledged to support the development of the community.