500 Ghanaians stranded in Dubai - Government

Ghana’s Government has disclosed that about 500 of its nationals are currently stranded in Dubai, alone, Ghanaweb reports.
The 500, who reside illegally at the commercial nerve centre of the United Arab Emirates [UAE] had been made to travel to the city by fake recruitment agencies who had promised them some non-existing jobs.
The Information Minister of the West African nation, Mustapha Hamid, nevertheless said government is collaborating with the Emirate authorities so as to facilitate their return home.
Hamid, also added that there is ongoing collaboration with relevant security agencies to round up these fake recruitment agencies taking advantage of these unsuspecting Ghanaians.

He said: “As we speak 500 young Ghanaians have been left stranded in Dubai and do not know what to do. The security agencies are tracking down these recruitment agencies as well as travel and tour companies who are doing this to these young people. These agencies manage to secure only tourism visas for these young people which expire after three months. They charge them between 8,000 and 15,000 cedis to secure them these visas.’’