The Attorney General has filed an application at the High Court to stay execution of the judgment ordering the Ghana Immigration Service, to restore the work and residence visa of Indian Businessman Ashok Kumar Sivaram.
According to the Attorney General, it has filed an appeal against the decision quashing the deportation order, and wants the restoration order put on hold till the Court of Appeal makes a determination of their case.
It also stated as part of their case that, if the restoration order is allowed to stand, it will serve as precedence for others to use the court to get legally revoked permits overturned.
[contextly_sidebar id=”LXifFZHjFMM4QC150oWktFvPtbjrjHfC”]The High Court last week ordered the Immigration service to restore the work and residence permit of Mr. Sivaram within seven days, after months of failing to do so, despite a decision quashing his deportation due to its illegal nature.
The court on July 31, 2017, quashed the deportation of Mr. Sivaram by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Derry.
According to the court, the Interior Minister exceeded his jurisdiction by determining fraud against the Indian businessman without recourse to the court.
But Mr. Sivaram, since his return to the country, has not been given a visa despite a court order.
The Indian businessman has also petitioned President Nana Akufo-Addo to call the Minister of Interior and the Comptroller of the Ghana Immigration Service to order over what he termed as harassment by the two.
Mr. Sivaram said he was constantly being harassed by officials of the Ghana Immigration Service, and he believes his frustrations are part of a grand scheme to transfer interests in his company, Jai Mai Communications Limited, to his business partner.
The Comptroller-General of the Ghana Immigration Service, Kwame Asuah Takyi, has however rejected accusations that he is conniving with the Interior Minister to frustrate the Indian businessman.
By: Fred Djabanor/citifmonline.com/Ghana