Many hundreds of expatriates were flown back to Ghana on an aircraft that started in Dubai.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, around 450 Ghanaians who were stranded in the United Arab Emirates in August have been sent back home.
The stranded people “were mislead by unscrupulous brokers who provided non-existent prospects in Dubai and other parts of the United Arab Emirates (UAE),” according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
With the assistance of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity institution in Dubai and other nice people, 80 injured, according to the authorities, were airlifted back to Ghana.
“Additionally, 20 Ghanaians were evacuated with the support of an individual and friend of the Government of Ghana, Mr. Abdul Rarsak-Daheer in September 2022, on board Egypt Air,” it added.
It said that the prohibition on the direct-to-home recruiting of Ghanaian labor migrants to residences in the Gulf nations continues in effect until further notice.
Legal recruitment of skilled employees (other than domestic househelp) to the Gulf States is unaffected by the restriction.
“The Ministry advises traveling Ghanaians to desist from embarking on journeys via illegal routes to various parts of the world since this almost always has an unfortunate outcome,” the statement noted.