Valued above any valuable, securing a visa to vamoose from Ghana’s vicious vortex and venom of financial vapoury is vaunted as no mean victory.
And it is the high value placed on that invaluable piece of the stamp that has turned a messenger into a messiah to many a desperate man seeking to migrate to any land – from Malta and Maldives, through Mauritius and Malaysia to Monaco.
“These days your people they have forgotten us, as they (are) enjoying quality services after that they don’t pay me”. These are the words of Amidu expressing his frustration about the people he has helped travel abroad but has forgotten him after they arrive(d) oversea(s).
A Ghana Football Association (GFA) official was secretly filmed accepting a cash amount of one thousand cedis (GHS1000) to include non-footballing personnel in national football team trips outside Ghana using his office as a messenger. This took place at the Accra Sports Stadium’s restaurant on the 15th of March 2018.
Amidu is a messenger at the Ghana Football Association (GFA). He serves as a self-styled travel agent at the GFA through him people travel abroad. By his own account, he has helped an uncountable number of people emigrate out of Ghana. Amidu told Tiger he would help him get to Serbia, an Eastern European country. For his service, he is charging Tiger thousand cedes (1000) for the start to hasten up the Visa processes afterward an amount would be given for Tiger to pay as the full payment which Tiger paid.