Ghana repatriates over 1,000 Nigerien beggars

At least 1,320 Nigeriens have been repatriated from Ghana as part of measures to deal with the high rate of streetism, especially in Accra, an official statement said.

Dubbed “operation get off the street,” the exercise is part of measures to deal with the high rate of streetism.

“The Embassy of Niger in collaboration with the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) and other relevant stakeholders have repatriated a total of 1,320 Nigeriens to their home country,” the Gender, children and social protection ministry said in a statement on Saturday (25 June).

“The country’s current ‘street children’ prevalence is extremely worrying. This literally put their lives at risk so long as they remain on the street,” the statement said.

Below is the full statement:

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