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Over 400 stranded Ghanaians detained in Dubai

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says majority of the victims were misled by unscrupulous agents who promised them unavailable jobs in the United Arab Emirates

At least 431 stranded Ghanaians have been detained at the Al Tawadi Medical and Immigration Centre in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), an official statement said on Thursday.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, majority of the victims were misled by unscrupulous agents who promised them unavailable jobs in the UAE.

In a statement, the ministry said efforts are underway to repatriate the stranded Ghanaians.

“The Ministry’s attention has been drawn to the detention of some Ghanaian nationals in Dubai at the Al Tawadi Medical Centre and the Immigration Centre.

“In the wake of the above development, officers from our consulate-general in Dubai visited our stranded compatriots at the detention centre and extended proximity consular assistance to them,” the statement said.

“Even though our stranded compatriots went to the UAE on their own volition, the Government of Ghana is making necessary efforts in collaboration with the UAE authorities to effect the evacuation of our stranded nationals back to Ghana,” the statement added.

Below is the full statement:

 

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