by IndepthAfrica | Posted on Sunday, May 20th, 2012
Ghana plans to deport illegal immigrants who were drawn to the country by its economic growth and prevailing stability.
Most of the foreigners are into retail business and illegal gold mining while others are in the oil sector.
Some citizens from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) have, however, read xenophobia in the plans.
Despite this, the Ghanaian authorities seem resolute, and have set a June 30 date to flush out the illegal immigrants engaged in the retail business.
This, they say, is line with the country’s investment regulations. The rules restrict retail businesses to Ghanaians only.