Media allegations that Ghana was in talks with the UK government to “transfer migrants to nations like Rwanda and Ghana for processing and resettlement” were denied by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.
On Tuesday, certain UK newspapers published details of a dossier dubbed “Operation Red Meat,” which includes, among other things, a plan allegedly being drafted by UK authorities to transfer migrants to Rwanda and Ghana for processing and resettlement.
Asylum seekers ‘may be transported to Rwanda and Ghana for processing,’ according to Mail Online, as part of ‘Operation Red Meat’ plans to combat unlawful migrant Channel crossings, as Boris Johnson summons in the RAF and Royal Navy to dissuade the voyages from France.
Ministers in the United Kingdom are alleged to be working on plans to send illegal immigrants to other countries for processing and resettlement.
According to The Times, Home Secretary Priti Patel and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss are discussing ‘outsourcing’ the refugee procedure to other countries.
The UK would pay another country to take on the burden, but no country has volunteered to do so thus far.
Downing Street refused to comment on the proposals, according to the Mail Online, since the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman said it was ‘not helpful’ to discuss negotiations with countries.
Albania was reportedly being examined as a prospective destination in November 2021, but those conversations are supposed to have fallen through.
In a press statement issued on January 18, 2022; Ghana’s Foreign Ministry responded to the media claims by saying, “Ghana has not engaged with the UK on any such plan and does not intend to consider any such operation in the future.”