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Accra’s Nigerien beggars to be repatriated

The Nigerien Embassy in collaboration with the government of Ghana has kick-started the process to repatriate some Nigerien beggars on the streets of Accra.

A spokesperson for the Nigerien Embassy in Accra, Abdallah Mohamed Hassan, told Accra100.5 FM’s news on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, that the embassy has engaged the government of Ghana to have the Nigerien panhandlers removed from the streets of Accra.

According to him, through the partnership with the government of Ghana, some one thousand beggars mostly made up of children, have been mobilised and will be dully repatriated in accordance with migration regulations of Ghana.

He said this is to clear the streets of Accra of the nuisance.

Mr Hassan assured those to be repatriated that they will be given employable skills back home.

He said all the beggars will be catered for at home. 

Mr Hassan warned that anyone of the affected Nigeriens who returns to Ghana will be dealt with in accordance with the immigration laws of the country.

Accra has become awash with Nigerien children and their parents who beg for alms in every corner of the city. 

They are mostly seen at the Graphic Road, Lapaz, Achimota, Kasoa Old Barrier traffic light, University of Professional Studies (UPSA) junction, the Accra Mall, Adjiringano, Shiashie near Emmanuel Eye Clinic, and on some ceremonial streets


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