The immigrants arriving under strict security protocol
Some 284 African illegal immigrants have been deported from Kuwait.
They arrived in Ghana on Saturday, May 23, 2020, around 2pm.
The deportees include 243 Ghanaians and 43 Togolese.
They arrived on a chartered flight at Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport.
The Ghanaians were sent to coronavirus isolation centres while the Togolese continued their journey to Lome, Togo.
Ghana’s Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, had earlier on Friday, May 22, said the Ghanaians have to undergo a mandatory 14 days quarantine.
While under quarantine, they are to be tested twice for coronavirus.
The deportees were received on arrival by Government officials, national security personnel including Ghana Immigration Service, Military, and Police.
Security was tight at the airport.
Col Gaisie, National Security Airport Liaison Officer, told journalists that the remaining 43 deportees will he sent to Togo.
Col. Gaisie addressing journalists prior to the arrival of the deportees
Ghanaian journalists queued as they waited for the deportees
The Ghanaian deportees backs were turned to the media upon arrival.
The deportees with their backs turned
They were welcomed home by Ministers of State including Deputy National Security Minister, Henry Quartey.
They were briefed by Ghana Immigration Service and Ghana Health Service personnel, and given lunch.
Ghana’s Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda, welcomed them home on behalf of President Nana Akufo-Addo and the people of Ghana.
He advised them to adhere to advice from health officials on managing the virus.