Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has announced that, the Kuwait government will be deporting some 245 illegal Ghanaian immigrants from their tomorrow.

He made this known during a special press briefing today in Accra.

According to the Minister, the government is granting the special permit based on a request by the Kuwaiti Government.

Speaking about the precautionary measures and efforts put in place by the government to ensure the safety of Ghanaians and the containment of the disease, the Information Minister indicated that, all the 245 deportees will be mandatorily quarantined for a period and tested as the norm governing the country’s measures to curtail the spread of the disease.

He revealed that, the deportees are coming on a chartered flight while the Government of Kuwait bears the cost.

In addition, he said the Government of Ghana will be absorbing the cost of their quarantine period and treatment.

He further stated that, “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…”

“The deportees will generally be received and handled line with the immigration regulations for all deportees… They will be in the custody of the State for a preliminary investigation for the circumstances of their illegal stay in Kuwait. It is upon completion of this investigation that a case by case determination will be made on the status and further handling of each deportee in accordance with Ghana’s laws,” Kojo Oppong Nkrumah added.

 “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…

By: Felicia Gyasiwaah Dadzie / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / feliciagyasiwaah9@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020

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