Two flights brought home the first batch of Ghanaians who were stranded in Ukraine due to the war with Russia. The government began the evacuation process a couple of days ago with the foreign minister of Ghana stating that more than 500 students have fled Ukraine to neighbouring countries like Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania.
The first batch arrived in Ghana on Tuesday and, was welcomed by a government delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong.
“This is quite unfortunate that we have to come home. Siblings should be calm, friends should be calm. The government is doing its possible best to make sure that we all come back home. For the meantime, we want to say thank you and we appreciate whatever has been done for us,” Nana Boakye Agyemang, a first-year medical student in Ukraine, said.
Dr Albert Kitcher, a representative from the foreign ministry helping with the evacuation, said:
“These are mostly students. For the non-students, I know some who have gone on their own. There are about four or five different steps that you take before you get to the border and then get on the plane. These people are leaving from the city of Lviv; so, they are in the territory of Ukraine.”
“As they are leaving, the person leading the bus is constantly in touch with me and some of the student leaders, and we’re coordinating as and when they are on the road.
“As they are going, we’re giving information to the Ghana Mission so that when the people arrive, they would be there to receive them,”
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