Saudi Arabia deports 22 Ghanaians

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has deported a total of 22 Ghanaians.

According to a release issued by the Ghana Immigration Service and signed by its Public Affairs Officer at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Barbara Sam, KIA received the deportees within a week.

It said the deportees came into Ghana onboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight

The deportees, it said, comprised one male and 21 females aged between 21-38 years.

It said the deportees, who were working as domestic helps and a driver, were deported for staying illegally.

“They arrived with travel certificates issued by Ghana’s embassy in Saudi Arabia,” it stated.

It said they are mostly primary school and Junior High School leavers and that they have been in Saudi Arabia since 2015 and 2017, respectively.