Some Ghanaians who are stranded in Libya have appealed to the government of Ghana to facilitate their return home.
Their spokesperson, Seth Asamoah, who is the CEO of Luna Transport, said they do not want to be evacuated by the Libyan authorities as such a development will embarrass the government of Ghana.
In a statement issued on Friday, May 29, 2020, the stranded Ghanaians said they are “pleading” with President Nana Akufo-Addo to have them airlifted back home immediately.
“We do not want a compulsory Kuwait-like evacuation that would further embarrass Ghanaian authorities as happened recently”, the group noted.
Just recently, the government of Ghana said it will be chaotic if it tries flying back home all Ghanaians, stranded abroad as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We don’t have a decision to bring in all Ghanaians”, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mr Charles Owiredu said at a press briefing on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
According to him, “the government cannot make a decision, saying: ‘All of these people should come in at the same time’”.
“It is going to be very chaotic if you look at the numbers”, he said, “so, the decision was taken that let’s start with those from Kuwait.”
The government of Ghana recently received some 245 Ghanaians who were deported from Kuwait in the wake of the pandemic.
These Ghanaians, who lived in Kuwait illegally, arrived home on Saturday, 23 May 2020 on a chartered flight even though Ghana’s borders remain closed.
Source: Class fm