Ghana to begin mass deportation of illegal foreigners over rising crime
London, July 3, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Concerned by rising cases of criminality, the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) says it is starting a mass deportation of foreigners in the country if they fail to r regularise their document by July ending
This has become necessary following series of criminal activities which the Service says have been mostly linked to undocumented foreign nationals.
Spokesperson for the Service, Supt. Michael Amoako Attah, told JoyNews TV that they have set aside July as a grace period for all such persons to present their documentation or risk deportation from August onward.
He said foreign nationals married to and parents to Ghanaian children and have not yet updated their status in the country, are also included.
“For instance, with people in gated communities, we are going to have a face to face interaction regarding the provisions of this law and through the media, we would reach out to the general public that this is what we are doing.
“We will give one month grace period while we are going about the awareness creation. Within that period if you are in a rented apartment and you are not properly documented by GIS, come and let us take you through the process and get your stay regularised,” he said.,
Supt. Attah said there will be no sanction during the awareness period encouraging all those affected to come out and do the right thing.
He said they will also engage hoteliers, managers of guest houses and other apartments about the exercise so they get their patrons documented.