Following the refusal of some Ghanaians to be evacuated in the midst of Russia-Ukraine crisis, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kwaku Ampratum-Sarpong has admonished these persons to rescind their decision.
According to the deputy minister, it is not advisable to continue to live in a war zone whiles government has made plans to evacuate all Ghanaians to safety.
This admonition from Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong is in reaction to various reports that some Ghanaians, especially students are rejecting the evacuation option spearhearded by government.
Speaking on Accra-based Joy News, the minister advised these persons to change their minds in order not to endanger their lives after being able to free the war zone in Ukraine to neighboring European Union countries.
“It is not advisable to say that you’re not coming. You have come from a traumatic situation, a warzone into a safe place. The safest place to be is to be at home…The EU countries are also very much alert because they know that people will try, and especially their focus will be on people of African descent. So they’ve got their antennas up. I will sincerely appeal to them that having gone through what they’ve been through, best thing is not to continue in unchartered waters, just come home,” he said.