460 Ghanaians stranded in Ukraine enroute to neighbouring countries

The Ghana Government is assisting Ghanaians willing to evacuate and return home from war torn Ukraine as 460 people are enroute to neighbouring countries.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has confirmed that 24 Ghanaians are boarding a Qatar Airways flight from Romania to Ghana.

About 220 Ghanaians are expected to return to Ghana after their successful evacuation from the troubled country.

Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said “I am pleased to inform you that, a good number, over 220 of our compatriots have exited Ukraine and should be with us in Ghana soon, and we are earnestly facilitating the safe return of a lot more.”

“24 have arrived in Bucharest, Romania, and our officer on the ground is procuring tickets for them to leave tomorrow enroute to Accra.”

The minister reiterated government’s commitment to assist all Ghanaians willing to return home from Ukraine to do so.

According to her, Ghanaian nationals who have successfully left Ukraine, are being transported to Slovakia, Poland, Romania, and Czech Republic
by bus.

Ghana’s diplomatic officers, honorary consuls and student leaders are facilitating their smooth entry into the various countries, their stay, as well as arrangements for return to Ghana.

“As at midday, today information gathered is that over 460 students have left Ukraine enroute to Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Czech Republic.“

“The students will be received by our diplomatic missions, honorary consuls and officials of the students’ union and associations.”

The Foreign Affairs ministry has meanwhile scheduled a meeting with relatives of Ghanaians stranded in Ukraine, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at the Accra International Conference Centre, to allay their fears and assure them of the government’s commitment to ensure their safety.