GHANA’S Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Alhaji Saeed Sinare, says Ghanaian girls who travel to Kuwait to serve as maidservants will no longer be issued with visas, according to Atinkaonline.com.
Speaking on Atinka FM AM Drive with Kwame Adinkra Monday, Alhaji Sinare revealed that the Ghanaian government is in talks with the Kuwaiti government to halt the issuance of ‘visa 20’ to Ghanaian girls who want to travel to the Gulf state to do menial jobs.
The move will help stop the abuse and maltreatment of innocent young girls who go to Kuwait and other Gulf states to serve as house helps. 62 Ghanaian girls between the ages of 17 and 22, who had been subjected to several forms of abuse by their hosts, were rescued last week in Kuwait by Alhaji Sinare.
Ten (10) of the 62 have been repatriated to Ghana and the remaining 52 will be back in the country before the end of the month. Alhaji Sinare further said that it’s a shame to see people contacting illegal agencies for jobs and ending up being abused.
He said government only recognizes 22 legal recruiting agencies in the country and therefore warned young girls to be cautious when choosing these agencies. He said there will be no more visas to Kuwait for menial jobs until things are properly regularized.