• Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

Ghanaians in Ukraine refuse to show up for evacuation – Gov’t

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, several Ghanaian students in Ukraine who were supposed to be evacuated have refused.

According to the Ministry, students who expressed a desire to be evacuated and for whom air tickets were purchased on their behalf did not arrive at the airport on the planned date.

“The unwillingness of certain Ghanaian students to show up at the airport after expressing their willingness to be evacuated has been observed with significant concern by the Ministry.” As a result, the government has purchased unused airline tickets and paid for COVID-19 exams for people who have no intention of traveling, according to a statement released by the Ministry on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

Only Ghanaians who are eager to be evacuated should confirm their participation, according to the report, in order to avoid wasting public funds.

It went on to say that the government will only pay for two nights’ hotel lodging for Ghanaians who are met by its officials and representatives and accommodated in hotels in Ukraine’s neighboring countries and other European countries.

It further said that the government’s responsibility to people who refuse the offer of assistance to return home would end after the two-night hotel stay expired.

According to the announcement, 181 Ghanaians have successfully returned home from Ukraine.

Some Ghanaians who were trapped near the Russian border in Sumy have begun their trek to Myrhorod, where they would be moved to western border cities for onward transit to neighboring nations, according to the report.

The government also thanked the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) in the region, the Church of Pentecost and other religious bodies, governments, humanitarian organizations, and people who helped make the evacuation possible.

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