About 78 Ghanaians have arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra from the United States of America as the second batch of deportees following Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal migrants.
Most of the deportees were handcuffed as they disembarked from the chartered flight, Onua FM‘s Kweku Antwi-Otoo reported on Wednesday. All of them are males. Officers of the National Disaster Management Organisation (Nadmo), the Ghana Immigration Service and the Ghana Police Service were on stand-by to assist the deportees go through screening.
Onua FM‘s reporter said after the deported were screened and cleared, each was given a GH¢100 to return to their various destinations. Three of them who were the first to be cleared told our correspondent that they had no phones to even reach their family and relatives. Most of the deportees have no belongings, Kweku Antwi-Otoo reported.
Some are from Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions. The deportation comes on the back of US President Trump’s resolve to rid his country of illegal migrants including Ghanaians. About 7, 000 Ghanaians in the US are said to be affected by the decree. Last month, the US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, disclosed that 100 have already arrived in Ghana with more to follow.