The Foreign Affairs Ministry have taken to themselves to cater for Ghanaians stranded in abroad. The Ministry says, they are putting measures in place to ensure that the directives on the boarders are executed.
According to Charles Owiredu, Minister of Foreign Affairs said in an interview that, the President has contacted all ambassadors on the current issue. He also said that whatever the government decide on will affect the current information on the spread of the virus.
“We have received some requests and calls from some Ghanaians in the UK, US and in other countries (for evacuations to be done). Like I said, based on the earlier discussion the President had with the ambassadors, they are supposed to furnish us with data of stuck Ghanaians who find themselves in such situations. (Whatever decision will be taken), we’ll be led by the science”, he hinted.
Mr. Owiredu noted that Ghanaians who went to abroad for their specific reasons were to come back in the month of February 2020 but due to the pandemic situation in various countries they weren’t able to come home. He also said that WE and UK have evacuated their citizen from other countries already back home due to the COVIP- 19 outbreak and Ghana is yet to do same.
On thursday Haruna Iddrisu Minority Leader held a press conference which he stated that the President of Ghana should remove all Ghanaians stranded in abroad.
“Many Other countries are evacuating their citizens, India has done it, South Africa has done, and UK has “done it; It is our considered view that just as our government is able to open our airports despite the closures for foreign nationals to be evacuated, the government should do same by providing a narrow opportunity under strict evacuation protocols of screening in order to secure the safety of Ghanaians abroad.” He said
He pointed that the first call from Ghanaians abroad were the students in china and now this is the second wave of calls from Ghanaians citizens to be taken out of abroad and brought back home.