Dr Lawrence Tetteh, Chaplain of the Ghana Christian Council of United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland made the appeal to the Prince of Wales and Camilla who visited Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria on an eight-day royal tour of West Africa.
Dr. Tetteh appealed to the royals, stating that the amnesty would enable them to work in peace and pay the requisite taxes.
“Some Ghanaians have lived in the UK for more than 15 years without resident permits but they are peaceful and hardworking, which are very good attributes for nation building,” said Dr. Tetteh.
“With the advent of Brexit, we think this is an opportune time for another amnesty and we are hopeful the Head of the Commonwealth can drive this successfully.”
He claimed that Ghanaians who lived in the UK had shown exemplary lifestyles and shunned criminal activities, whilst applauding the Prince of Wales for his elevation to the Head of the Commonwealth, describing the feat ‘as historic’.
During the royal couples visit of Ghana, they met with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace.