The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has announced that five Ghanaians have died on the Panamanian-Colombian border, after trying to use that illegal route to get into the United States of America (USA).
They are believed to be part of the over 200 Ghanaians, who sought political asylum in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup tournament.
A press statement signed by the Deputy Director at the Ministry, McArious A. Akanbong, revealed that the five were among a small group of seven Ghanaians out of a larger group of thirty-five (35) people en route to the United States of America through Panama and Mexico.
According to the statement, many of such deaths occur on this route involving Ghanaian asylum seekers making the hazardous journey through the forest from Brazil through Colombia, Panama and Mexico.
The Ministry promised to provide any prospective traveler with advice to ensure that they were not putting their lives at risk.
The Ministry also advised travelers to use appropriate and lawful means to embark on their journeys. It is believed that, about eighty (80) Ghanaian nationals are still in the forest trying to cross the border from Colombia to Panama with the hope of making it to the USA.