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  Ghanaian deportees return home after illegal stays in Dubai: Authorities take action

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Per information reaching us approximately 90  Ghanaians who had been residing illegally in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been deported back home.

The deportees, consisting of men, women, and even young children, arrived in two separate batches between May 19 and May 20, 2023, via Emirates and Ethiopian Airlines.

Their arrival has sparked widespread concern and shed light on the alarming issue of illegal immigration and human trafficking.


According to verified reports from credible sources, many of these individuals were victims of fraudulent recruitment agents who had promised them lucrative jobs in Dubai.

Trapped in a web of deceit, these hopeful job-seekers ended up illegally entering the UAE or overstaying their visas, only to face the harsh reality of their situation.

Regrettably, there are still over 431 Ghanaians trapped in Dubai, some of whom are currently detained by authorities.

Sources within the Ghana Immigration Service have confirmed that more deportees are expected in the coming days as efforts intensify to bring back all stranded Ghanaians.

The deportees who arrived have undergone necessary immigration procedures at Kotoka International Airport and have been subsequently handed over to the National Investigation Bureau (NIB) for further investigation and appropriate action.

This alarming situation gained significant attention last year when the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration (MFARI) revealed that a large group of Ghanaians, numbering 431 individuals, were detained in Dubai, having fallen victim to deceptive agents who promised them a better life. Out of this group, 341 were males, 88 were females, and two were young children below the age of three.

The government of Ghana, in collaboration with UAE authorities, has been actively working to secure the safe return of these stranded nationals.

The efforts to evacuate the remaining Ghanaians stuck in Dubai are ongoing, as authorities strive to put an end to the exploitation and suffering experienced by these innocent individuals.


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