• Mon. Aug 15th, 2022

Ghanaian students on scholarship abroad stranded over government’s failure to pay stipends – Ablakwa

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu, has disclosed that Ghanaian students studying overseas on government scholarships are trapped due to the government’s failure to pay their stipends.

He has asked the government to pay their stipends as soon as possible in order to relieve the students’ financial strain.

Mr Ablakwa made these remarks in response to Russian-Ukraine tensions.

When asked if the students should be evacuated during an interview with Johnnie Hughes on TV3’s New Day on Wednesday, February 16, Mr Ablakwa, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament, stated the students need their stipends paid by the Ghanaian government, not evacuation.

“I believe it is premature at this time. When I was monitoring the situation yesterday, the Russians had already begun to remove some of their troops in order to de-escalate tensions.

“I don’t believe Putin is so ignorant; he is far more astute than Western propagandists portray him to be.” I don’t believe he will invade in the manner that has been expected. I’ll only say that we should keep a tight eye on the situation.

“Perhaps what our international students need right now is for their stipends to be paid; many of them are on government scholarships.”

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