The Government of Ghana has successfully airlifted over 450 stranded Ghanaians at the Al Tawadi Medical Centre in Dubai.
This was contained in a press statement released on Monday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.
“From the Ministry’s investigations, most of our compatriots who were stranded were misled by unscrupulous agents who promised non-existent jobs in Dubai and other parts of the United Arab Emirates (UAE),” it stated.
According to the press release, the recent evacuations involved 80 compatriots with the assistance of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment in Dubai between 24th and 27th October 2022, via Ethiopian Airlines.
“Additionally, 20 Ghanaians were evacuated with the support of an individual and friend of the Government of Ghana, Mr Abdul Razaak-Daheer in September 2022, on board Egypt Air,” it added.
The release further reiterated that the ban on direct-to-home recruitment of Ghanaian labour migrants (house helps) to homes in the Gulf states remains in force until further notice.
“The ban, however, does not affect the lawful recruitment of skilled workers (non-domestic house helps) to the Gulf States,” it emphasized.
The Ministry cautioned travelling Ghanaians to desist from embarking on journeys via illegal routes to various parts of the world.
Patience Anaadem, ISD