For those of us having female relatives and friends at the Gulf states of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), this message should be a worrying and scary one!
The international organisation on migration (IOM) has revealed that hundreds of Ghanaian women are suffering from deadly cases of physical and emotional torture not to talk of the sexual harrasement they are been subjected to on a daily basis.
Project officer at the IOM, Kojo Wilmot, laments that "these stories are rampant. We keep hearing about it day in and day out and we feel that something really need to be done to really manage this situation”.
Meanwhile, the Gulf states are said to be considering a withdrawal of all Ghanaian working immigrants as reports show that most of them continue to fail crucial medical tests.