Some 263 Ghanaians are anticipated in the place from Kuwait Saturday afternoon, in the 1st wave of evacuations of nationals stranded overseas as a final result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Facts Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, advised journalists on Friday, the passengers aboard the flight were being deportees observed to have been illegally residing in that state.
JoyNews is, nevertheless, understanding the deportees are in the minority and that most of the travellers are stranded Ghanaians generating their way residence, such as some governing administration officers.
A statement issued by the Ministry of National Safety clarified that the 263 are returnees.
It will be the 1st this kind of arrival since Ghana closed its borders on March 22, 2020 to halt the importation of coronavirus situations and according to a national security supply, will be a exam run for the airlifting of an estimated 3,000 nationals stranded abroad as a consequence of the closure of the country’s borders.
It also marks the easing of air border limitations, even as authorities initiates a nationwide dialogue on how the nation can be little by little returned to some normalcy regardless of the pandemic.
Ghanaians which include rapper, Sarkodie who ended up out of the nation at the time the borders had been closed have been appealing to govt to aid constitution flights to evacuate them as numerous airways have suspended flights to most places.
Nations around the world this kind of as the US and Uk have organized identical flights for their nationals who ended up afflicted by the border closure and hundreds of this kind of folks have returned household beneath special waivers granted by the governing administration of Ghana.
Nationwide security sources convey to JoyNews the repatriation flights for Ghanaians abroad are remaining arranged and that there could more evacuations in the upcoming number of weeks.
Codenamed Operation RETURN House, the training is remaining done by the Joint Task Power and aims to make certain the easy reception, screening and quarantining of returnees.
Nevertheless the returnees from Kuwait are said to have all been screened for COVID-19, all of them will be despatched into necessary quarantine when they get there on Saturday.
The Joint Activity Pressure incorporates reps from the Countrywide Security Council Secretariat, Ghana Immigration Assistance, Ghana Health and fitness Company as perfectly as the law enforcement and armed service.
The closure of Ghana’s borders was to stop the even more importation of coronavirus situations.
This nonetheless meant that quite a few Ghanaians who had traveled out of the region at the time, could not make their way back again.