It has come to light that the Government of Ghana has no definite plan to evacuate Ghanaians stranded in Russia, Belarus and Armenia even collecting data on the Ghanaians in those countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration had in May announced, through the Embassy of Russia, that it was collating data on the stranded Ghanaians in Russia, Armenia and Belarus in order to airlift them to Ghana under certain conditions but after several weeks, the Ghanaians remain stranded.
In a distress letter sighted by MyNewsGh.com, Sadique Mahama, leader of the stranded Ghanaians in Russia, Armenia and Belarus, complains about how they remain stranded despite earlier assurances by the Government of Ghana to evacuate them to their homeland.
According to him, the Government of Ghana has not given the go ahead to the Embassy of Russia, which has oversight of Belarus and Armenia, to go ahead with evacuating them from those countries.
“Please be informed that the Embassy of Ghana, Moscow, has not received any further directives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Accra, as it relates to the evacuation of Ghanaians in Russia and concurrent accredited countries. The Embassy will furnish you as soon as any information becomes available. Embassy appreciates your usual cooperation,” a letter from the Ghana Embassy in Russia to the stranded Ghanaians read.
The stranded Ghanaians are therefore appealing to the powers that be to expedite action on their evacuation.