52 Ghanaians deported from USA, Saudi Arabia

52 Ghanaians deported from USA, Saudi Arabia

Fifty-two (52) Ghanaians have recently been deported from the United States of America (USA) and Saudi Arabia.

According to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), 40 of them were deported from the US while 12 were deported from Saudi Arabia.

In a statement, the GIS said the deportees from the United States comprise 38 males and two females.

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They arrived in Ghana on board a chartered flight US, Omni Air International Boeing 777-OAE 328.

The statement was signed by the Assistant Superintendent Barbara Sam, in charge of Public Relations at the Kotoka International Airport.

According to the GIS, 38 of them arrived on a travel certificate issued by the Ghana Mission in Washington DC whilst two of them on Ghanaian passports.

Giving a breakdown of their respective regions, the GIS said 16 of them were from Greater Accra, 10 from Ashanti and two from Brong-Ahafo.

Two other deportees were from the Western regions, another two from the Central Region, three from Eastern region and three more from the Volta region.

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Meanwhile, the other 12 Ghanaians deported from Saudi Arabia were all females aged from 20 to 30, the GIS said in a separate statement.

Majority were young girls who were illegally staying and working as domestic helps and storekeepers in the Asian country. 

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Akufo-Addo has described as a mistake government’s decision to deport Chinese galamsey queen Aisha Huang.

According to him, such a mistake will never happen again following the development of a legislation to fight illegal mining.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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