Ghana, Nigeria will be empty if US gave free visas for a week – Otabil

Ghana, Nigeria and many countries in Africa would be empty if the United States of America decides to give free visas for just a week, Pastor Mensa Otabil has said.

The International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) founder told his congregation on Sunday, 4 March during the church’s 34th anniversary service that the number of Africans who risk their lives traversing deserts and the Mediterranean to Europe, is ample evidence that virtually all Africans would run out of the continent for greener pasture if they had the chance.

“Look at the number of our people who try to cross the Sahara Desert to go to Europe.

“And believe you me, if that way were open, Africa would be empty. It would be empty,” Dr Otabil said, adding that: “If the American Embassy today decides: this week is free visa for everybody, Ghana would be empty, Nigeria would be empty”.

“Why are we travelling? It’s not because we have a sense of adventure, because if we had a sense of adventure, we would have travelled to Mole, we would’ve gone to Kintampo, we have no sense of adventure, it’s a sense of hopelessness. It’s not adventure, it’s hopelessness. It’s a sense where you feel nothing good will come from here”.