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Some Students Stuck In Ukraine Have Refused To Come Back To Ghana As First Batch Arrived Today – Minister Of Foreign Affairs

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayokor Botchway has revealed that some Ghanaians in Ukraine have indicated that they do not want to come back home.

She said at a meeting in Accra on Tuesday, March 1, with parents and guardians of Ghanaian students in Ukraine, that the government is evacuating persons who are willing to return.

“As at 5 PM on 28th of February, an estimated number of 527 Ghanaian nationals have crossed the Ukrainian border to various neighbouring countries and they will soon be with us in Ghana as long as they are willing to be evacuated, it will be at no cost to them.

I say that because some have indicated that they do not wish to come back home. So after a couple of days, they will be on their own because the government cannot cover those people forever. What we are covering is to pick them to a safe place to bring them back home as many of you parents have indicated that you want your children back home, so the government will do that” she said.

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The first batch of Ghanaians evacuated from Ukraine has arrived in Accra on Tuesday, March 1.

“This morning the first batch of Ghanaians evacuated from Ukraine arrive in Accra,” Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said in a tweet.

Welcoming them, Mr Ampratwum-Sarpong said “My fellow compatriots, on behalf of the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Government and People of Ghana, I heartily welcome you all back home. We thank the Almighty God for keeping you safe and for granting you traveling mercies.

“My dear students, we are proud of you for the bravery and perseverance you exhibited in the face of the dire situation you found yourselves in. You have had to halt your studies and other activities to escape the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Some of your colleagues are yet to be evacuated from Ukraine.

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Let me assure you that the Government of Ghana will continue to work to ensure their safety and return to Ghana.

The 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.

 

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