The Government of Ghana states it will enable the government of Kuwait to bring in 245 Ghanaians illegally staying in the oversee country.
The coming of the Ghanaian deportees from Kuwait, is in spite of the closure of the country’s borders. As part of measures to stop the further importation of COVID-19 into Ghana, President Nana Akufo-Addo directed for the closure of the nation’s borders impact March 22, 2020.
The Minister for Infomation, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who made the statement at a unique press briefing on Friday, May 22, 2020 stated the government is approving the unique permit based upon demand by the Kuwaiti Federal government.
He stated the 245 deportees are expected to get here in the nation on Saturday, May 23, 2020.
The Information Minister said the Government of Kuwait will bear the cost for the returnees who will be arriving on Chartered flight.
“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 23rd 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 Minister said.