A total of 22 Ghanaians have been deported from Germany and the UK for overstaying their permits and engaging in activities that contravene the laws of their host countries.
According to the Ghana Immigration Service, 17 of the number were deported from Germany. The deportees are all males aged between 21 to 60 years.
A press statement said they were deported for immigration-related issues such as overstaying their entry permit and illegal stay.
The 17 deportees who had stayed in German between three and 10 years arrived with 15 persons using Travel Certificates (TC) issued by Ghanaian Embassy in Berlin while the two others used their Ghanaian passports.
Ten of the deportees are from Ashanti Region, five from Greater Accra, and one each from Bono and the Northern Regions.
In a related development, five Ghanaians who have overstayed their entry permits in UK have also been sent home.
They were welcomed by officials from the Immigration Service and other security agencies including the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) who facilitated the transportation of the deportees to their various destinations.
Over the weekend, the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) also received 40 Ghanaian deportees from the United States of America for offences ranging from the trafficking of banned substances, assault, vehicle theft, burglary, fraud, domestic violence and immigration-related issues.