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Minority gives gov’t 3-day ultimatum to evacuate Ghanaian in China

The Minority in Ghana’s parliament has called on the government to immediately evacuate Ghanaians, especially students currently locked up in China to a safer area or bring them back to Ghana.

In other words, the Minority has, in effect, given the government a three-day ultimatum to take action on the matter.

Failure to that, opposition parliamentarians said, will see them reconvene and tell the world their next line of action.

According to the Minority, France, Switzerland, Philippines, Russia, Libya among other countries have all evacuated their nationals from China in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus.

The United States of America, they noted, is even doing a second-round evacuation of their nationals.

The MPs have, therefore urged government to swiftly move in to save the Ghanaian students before anything bad befell them.

 

Addressing journalists on the sidelines of parliament’s sitting Tuesday, the Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and NDC MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said Ghana had the capacity to evacuate the Ghanaian students from China, especially, those trapped in Wuhan where the Coronavirus originated from.

He cited Libya as an example to buttress his argument, stating that during the war nine years ago, Ghana was able to evacuate her nationals who were more than a thousand back to Ghana.

According to Mr Okudzeto, records released by the World Health Organisation indicates that 1,016 people have been confirmed dead with 43,000 infested with the Corona Virus.

He argued that the government cannot be insensitive to the plight of Ghanaians resident in China, saying the situation had developed into a humanitarian issue and the earlier the government acted, the better.

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