Government condemns ‘inhumane treatment’ of deportees by US

Deputy Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Deputy Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah has expressed displeasure about the poor handling of deportees by the United States of America (USA).

Addressing the media on Tuesday 15 May 2018, he emphasised that government was not pleased with “the dehumanising treatment of Ghanaian deportees from the United States of America” and indicated that authorities were taking steps to address the issue.

It will be recalled that 86 Ghanaians were deported from the USA in March 2018. The deportees were arrested at different States for various immigration offences such as abuse of the terms of their visas and engaging in illegal employment.

Many of them were detained for periods ranging from between six and 12 months before being deported to Ghana.

Some deportees have complained bitterly about being kept in chains while onboard the flight to Ghana. Others have raised concerns about not being fed for days.

But government has assured that it will take steps to ensure that the human rights of deportees are not violated.

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