The 245 Ghanaians who have been deported from Kuwait after they were found to be illegally residing in the country have arrived in Ghana.
They arrived Saturday morning on a Kuwait aircraft.
The deportees have been allowed into the country despite the closure of Ghana’s borders as part of measures to prevent more imported cases of the coronavirus.
The returnees will be mandatorily quarantined and tested for the virus.
Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, announcing the coming of the Ghanaians in his address on Friday [May 22, 2020] disclosed that the Government of Kuwait bored the cost of the returnees.
However, the cost of quarantining and treatment of those who may test positive for coronavirus will be taken up by the Ghana Government.
“The Government of Kuwait has informed the Government of Ghana of an intention to deport some 245 Ghanaians who are currently in Kuwait illegally. The Government of Kuwait has further requested permission from the Government of Ghana to bring these persons into the Ghanaian jurisdiction on Saturday 30th May 2020. The Government of Ghana has subsequently granted a special permit for the admission of the said deportees to Ghana. This deportation is to be executed via a special charter flight arrangement at the cost of the Kuwaiti Government,” the Information Minister said on Friday.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com