22 Ghanaians deported from Germany, UK

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Some 17 Ghanaians aged between 21 and 60 have been deported from Germany.

The deportees were sent back to Ghana for various immigration offences.

Five other Ghanaians have also been deported from the United Kingdom.

A statement from the Immigration Service said the deportees from Germany, all male, were escorted by sixty seven Police officers including paramedics.

Among the specific offences for which the 17 Ghanaians in Germany were deported were over-staying their entry permit and illegal stay.

“The seventeen deportees (17) who had stayed in Germany between three (3) and ten (10) years arrived with fifteen (15) of them arriving on Travel Certificate (TC) issued by Ghana Embassy in Berlin, Germany whilst the other two on Ghanaian passports.”

Ten of the deportees, forming the majority, were from the Ashanti Region, followed by the Greater Accra Region where five of the deportees were from. The remaining two of the deportees were from the Bono Region and Northern Region respectively.

The Immigration Service said one of the deportees, a University graduate, admitted to the offence and said he had “lived in Germany since 2016 and is not bitter about the deportation because he was given three months visitors’ permit to remain in the country but rather stayed beyond that.”


Five Ghanaians deported from UK

The Immigration Service added that five Ghanaians were deported to Ghana on a chartered flight with about 63 security escort.

The Service said the five deportees were from the Greater Accra, Bono and Ashanti Regions and were between ages 26 and 60.

Three arrived with “UK Overstay Certificates issued by the British Authorities and two on Ghanaian passports.”

All the deportees “were admitted into the country after going through the necessary arrival procedures including screening to authenticate their nationalities and counselling by a Clinical Psychologist.”

Meanwhile, the Commander of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) Regional Command of the Immigration Service, Edith Penelope Arhin has advised prospective travellers to “always endeavor to travel with the requisite documents and visas and also ensure they return within the given period to avoid force deportation.”


Source: citinewsroom

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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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