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Ablakwa unhappy with government’s handling of stranded Ghanaians

The Ranking Member on the Foreign Affairs Committee of Ghana, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has expressed unhappiness with the way and manner government of Ghana is handing the issue of Ghanaians stranded abroad. 

According to him it is shameful and the Kuwaiti incident shows the seriousness of lapses on the part of government in responding to the needs of its citizens abroad. 

In an interview with the media in Parliament, he added that this should be “our collective shame”, as we can better reach out to Ghanaians stranded abroad. 

Mr. Ablakwa added that it was “really unpardonable that for all these weeks, the government is now talking about collating names and collating data. The Kuwait story should be a wakeup call.”

He made this remarks after two hundred and forty Ghanaians were deported from Kuwait who touched down in the nation over the weekend. 

And added that it should not have taken an act of deportation by the Kuwaiti Government at their expense for Ghanaians to be brought back home.

A number of Ghanaians are currently stranded in other parts of the world following the COVID-19 induced border closure in the country. 

Some Ghanaians stranded in South Africa, are also calling on the government to negotiate with the South African government to make valid, return tickets they purchased prior to the closure of Ghana’s borders.

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