First Batch Of Ghanaian Students Arrive Home Safely From Ukraine (VIDEOS)


Thinknewsonline.com can confirm that about seventeen (17) Ghanaian students have arrived home safely from Ukraine.


The seventeen were met on arrival by the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration as well as the Deputy Minister for Information.


Addressing Journalists, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong said "You have had to halt your studies and other activities in order to escape the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Some of your colleagues are yet to be evacuated from Ukraine. Let me assure you that the Government of Ghana will continue to work to ensure their safety and return to Ghana. Government will also continue to work with its International Partners to ensure that and urge for dialogue between Russia and Ukraine for a peaceful and quick resolution of this conflict"

 

He also commended the various student leaders for cooperating with Government to ensure a smooth and successful evacuation exercise.

 

"You are the first batch of Ghanaians to have arrived from Ukraine. As at 28th February 2022, 527 Ghanaians had crossed the Ukrainian border into neighbouring countries of Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic, Moldova, Hungary and Slovakia. In the coming days, we are expecting more of your colleagues to be evacuated from these countries. We are working with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Organization and we are confident that this will enhance the success of the evacuation exercise"

 

It is emerging that the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional integration will be meeting parents and guardians of affected students later today to discuss issues concerning the evacuation and return of their loved ones.


"I wish to reiterate that Government has put in place the necessary package to facilitate the transportation, accommodation, feeding, medical support, etc to ease any burden on our compatriots who are still waiting to be evacuated and we urge all of them to take advantage of this exercise to come home"


Some of the students who spoke to Thinknewsonline.com described the conflict as a horrible adding that they are grateful to God for being alive.


They pleaded with Government to ensure the remaining Ghanaians stranded in Ukraine are brought home safely.


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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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