After several months of being stranded in the United States of America, Rapper Sarkodie and his family are on-board a flight to Ghana after the country closed its borders in March this year.
Sarkodie who has since the closure of Ghana’s borders advocated that Government evacuates Ghanaians like himself who were stranded in foreign countries is being brought home through a combined effort by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Ghana Permanent Mission in New York.
On Arrival, the rapper and his family have agreed to go on a mandatory 14-day isolation after which they will be tested before they are allowed to see their families.
Evacuations by Government so far
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway has disclosed that Ghana has so far evacuated 856 stranded Ghanaians back to Ghana.
The Minister said this when she addressed the press at a presser by the Ministry of Information Today, June 16, 2020.
The Minister who was responding to questions by the press on the number of persons who had been evacuated so far said, “So far 856 Ghanaians have been assisted to come back home.”
The Minister also said some Ghanaians who traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to seek greener pastures but became stranded are also being evacuated.
According to the Minister, the first batch has arrived and the other batch is currently en route to Ghana.
“The people in Dubai were part of those brought back and another group are on their way as we speak. They are people who were found loitering because of the circumstances of how they live. In such places as Dubai, many of them worked as artisans, maidservants, or domestic workers. They live in dormitories and work in hotels as well and once your employers lose their job, they kick you out and those in such countries were kicked out so they were living anyhow,” she disclosed.
One Saturday, May 23, 2020 over 200 Ghanaians touched base in Ghana after they were deported by the Kuwait government.