After decades of complaining, the United States Embassy has finally provided a waiting place for visa applicants. A man who has been refused U.S visa 13 times told [email protected] that “Abrewa ayi poma kwan mu”.

For almost a century, visa applicants have been forced to wait under trees and scorching sun as they wait for their appointment times. This has caused a massive deforestation and has denied Ghana over 2 million tones of timber export.

In a colorful ceremony today, the embassy opened to the general public a 500-bed hostel facility to house visa applicants as they wait to be attended to.

“We put your worries into consideration and we have come up with a 500-bed hostel facility to accommodate visa applicants. So now all those traveling from Kumasi and beyond can enjoy their sleep here as they wait their appointment dates and times.” the ambassador said.

The ambassador added that, the facility is free to access once you have your booking confirmation.

At the time of filing this report, some guests were using the facility for ‘short time short time’.