A total of 245 Ghanaians illegally living in Kuwait who are expected to be deported back to Ghana yesterday have arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on a Kuwaiti aircraft.
The incumbent Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah disclosed the news of their coming on Friday at a press conference in Accra.
The Ghanaian nationals are coming despite the closure of Ghana’s borders in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
“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.
He said the deportees will be taken through the various safety protocols before they reunite with their families.
“The deportees will be mandatorily quarantined and tested for COVID-19 immediately upon arrival into Ghana. Deportees who test negative will remain in quarantine for a second test at the end of the 14-day quarantine period”.