1,320 Nigeriens repatriated to their home country
A collaboration between the government of Ghana and the Embassy of Niger has led to the repatriation of 1,320 Nigeriens to their country.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection disclosed this.
According to the Ministry, the repatriation forms part of the government’s efforts at “getting beggars off the street.”
The first batch of 515 Nigeriens was repatriated on Tuesday, 7th June 2022, and the rest, on Wednesday, 8th June 2022.
The statement added that there were 300 men, 400 women, and 620 children.
“In the course of the repatriation exercise, there was smooth transit from the terminal of Achimota, the Hajj village at Kotoka International Airport, and the emplaning of the returnees without any incident through the collaboration of stakeholders,” the statement said.
The statement disclosed that the returnees were found “under bridges, traffic lights intersections, street pavements, and other places begging for alms or loitering on the streets of Accra.”