Ghana’s Embassy in Israel has shut down and no individual will be allowed inside the facility, a statement from the Embassy sighted by MyNewsGH.com has said.
Insiders have however told MyNewsGH.com the embassy has failed, or is unable to pay its workers due to a high level breach from the country’s Ministry of Finance which has affected its operations worldwide.
The shutdown is occasioned by a breach which the embassy says “leaves us any choice but to take the above-mentioned action, since the vital interests of the State of Israel have been harmed.”
As a result, consular services will not be extended to members of the public. No individual will also be allowed inside the premises of the embassy.
October 30, 2019
Due to the decision of the Israeli Ministry of Finance to breach understandings that were agreed upon and signed by the Director General of the Ministry of Finance on July 21, 2019, and to apply a one-sided procedure that alters a protocol that has been in place for several decades, we are forced to suspend all diplomatic activities till further notice. No consular services will be provided and no one will be allowed to enter the Embassy.
Israeli diplomats are committed at all times to strive to enhance Israel’s strength and resilience. Unfortunately, the decision of the Israeli Ministry of Finance does not leave us any choice but to take the above-mentioned action, since the vital interests of the State of Israel have been harmed. We hope that this crisis will be resolved as soon as possible.