Some 19 Burkinabe nationals have been arrested at the Savelugu inland post in the Northern Region for entering Ghana illegally.
They have subsequently been repatriated.
According to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), the Burkinabe
nationals were onboard an OA transport vehicle with registration number
GT 8242-19 en route to Accra when they were arrested.
A statement from the GIS said the Burkinabes who used unapproved
routes into the country attempted to bribe the men at the post to allow
them to continue their journey, but the officials rejected the offer.
The officers asked that they are sent back. The driver of the vehicle
was very cooperative with the officers. Due to the fact that some
Ghanaian nationals who were also onboard the vehicle could be
inconvenienced, a call was placed to the manager on the OA Transport
company, named Kingsley, who arranged for another vehicle from Tamale to
convey them back to the Paga Border post to be repatriated.”
Ghana has closed its land, sea, and air borders and is not allowing
the movement of public buses except it is transporting goods and cargo.
The move is part of efforts to stop the spread of Coronavirus in the
country, yet some foreigners continue to illegally find their way into
Since the border closure, about 40 Burkinabe nationals have been
arrested in the Northern part of the country using unapproved routes to
enter the country.
Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ghana
As of Saturday, May 2, 2020, Ghana had recorded a total of 2,169 cases with 18 deaths 229 recoveries.
The Greater Accra region still leads as the region with the highest
number of confirmed cases followed by the Ashanti Region and the Eastern
- Greater Accra Region – 1,852
- Ashanti Region – 117
- Eastern Region – 87
- Central Region – 21
- Oti Region – 19
- Upper East Region – 19
- Volta Region – 16
- Northern Region – 13
- Upper West Region – 10
- Western Region – 9
- Western North Region – 4
- North East Region – 2