Due to the issues of Economic hardship in Ghana, Yaa Baby Oparebea Asare, a young citizen of Ghana decided to travel to Saudi Arabia for the betterment of her life.
She tells her story of the poor living conditions and maltreatment she experienced in Saudi Arabia.
“I got all the documents needed for the travel from a Madina Agency which was introduced to me by a friend.
I had no option than to leave for Arabia due to problems of finance and pressure from my family”, accounted Yaa Oparebea.
Moreover, she was not the only one embarking on the travel to Arabia, there were several other fellows with her.
They were all advised not to carry a cell phone along, since they will be provided one upon reaching their destination.
On reaching the airport in Saudi Arabia, they all got packed in a Van and were sent to the agent’s house.
In order to prevent them from looking out, the widows of the Van were covered with curtains. Attempt to look out of the Van attracted a slap.
They were more than twenty in the Van. Oparebea narrated her ordeal in an interview with Joy News.
Furthermore, Oparebea got picked up from the agent’s house by her beneficial. She worked as a housemaid in a five storey building owned by her beneficial and his family.
She managed all domestic affairs in the house but sometimes she was denied food.
On one account, her beneficial’s sister in-law accused her wrongly. This attracted a punishment of her washing all the walls of the five storey building.
On her first attempt to escape, she got recaptured and locked up. Another escape plan got her arrested by the police.
However, her beneficial tried to take her away from the police custody but she managed to escape once more.
“When I finally got my way out, I narrated my ordeal to the Police. My beneficials got arrested.
Dr. Winfred Nii Okai, Ghana’s ambassador to Egypt, was of great assistance to me.
The Lebanon Community in Ghana also gave me their support as well as other organizations”, narrated Yaa Oparebea Asare.