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"Prioritize Evacuating Ghanaian Students Caught Up In The Crossfire In Ukraine" - NDC Youth Wing

The Youth Wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is calling on government to prioritize evacuating Ghanaians especially students caught up in the crossfire in Ukraine.

According to the Youth Wing, stories and videos coming out of Ukraine are cringing and they cannot afford to lose any Ghanaian in the skirmishes.

In a statement signed by its National Youth Organiser, George Opare Addo, it said "This follows similar actions taken by other countries who prioritize lives of its citizens. The fact that government has remained silent on this issue for nearly three (3) days is very telling"

The statement further mentioned that as a matter of urgency, it is calling on government to put in place measures to relocate Ghanaian students to a safer zone in the region or bring them back home.

"The ongoing stand off between Ukraine and Russia, and it’s attendant military actions must not be taken for granted more-so when Ghanaian lives are at stake"

"The National Democratic Congress joins similar calls made by the National Union of Ghanaian Students (NUGS) and it’s sister body in Ukraine, urging government to quickly evacuate students studying in the country"

The NDC Youth Wing reminded the ruling Akufo-Addo government that this is not a time for political indecisiveness and passiveness.

"Government must fully use its diplomatic contacts and resources to ensure our students are safe and kept away from harm’s way. Government must announce a plan on it intends to execute this very critical assignment"

added that while it urges government to do all that is necessary to bring our countrymen home, they are calling on Ghana's Consulate in Ukraine to start mobilizing students and offering them shelter in the midst of ongoing developments.

Below is a copy of the release:

Story by: Joshua Kwaben Smith



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