Mike Pompeo

The United States said on Thursday said it would impose visa restrictions on Ghana, The U.S accused the African country of refusal to cooperate in receiving its citizens ordered removed from the United States.

The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, “has ordered consular officers in Ghana to implement visa restrictions on certain categories of visa applicants,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) affirmed in a statement.

“Without an appropriate response from Ghana, the scope of these sanctions may be expanded to a wider population,” the statement said.

“Ghana has failed to live up to its obligations under international law to accept the return of its nationals ordered removed from the United States,” said DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

“We hope the Ghanaian government will work with us to reconcile these deficiencies quickly,” she said.