According to the ministry, it returned more than 450 Ghanaians who were stuck in the United Arab Emirates in August of this year.
According to a news release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, the stranded individuals “were duped by dishonest agents who offered nonexistent opportunities in Dubai and other regions of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).”
According to the authorities, 80 casualties were returned to Ghana by air with the assistance of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity organization in Dubai and other kindhearted people.
“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,” the statement added.
The government also reiterated the ban on direct-to-home recruitment of Ghanaian labour migrants to homes in the Gulf states remains in force until further notice.
“The ban, however, does not affect the lawful recruitment of skilled workers (non-domestic house helps) to the Gulf States,” the statement added.
“The Ministry advises travelling Ghanaians to desist from embarking on journeys via illegal routes to various parts of the world, since this almost always has an unfortunate outcome.”