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26 more Ghanaian students evacuated from Ukraine

Ghana has successfully evacuated 26 more of its nationals following tensions in war-torn Ukraine.

This brings to 74, the total number of citizens who have so far arrived in the country safely.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration announced that the evacuees arrived at 2pm on Saturday, March 5, 2022.

“The Government of Ghana received an additional 26 Ghanaian nationals at the Kotoka International Airport, bringing the total number of Ghanaians evacuated to seventy-four (74) as of 2:00 pm, 5th March 2022”, the Ministry indicated.

14 of the students arrived from Romania; 9 from the Czech Republic, and 3 from Slovakia.

In a related development, the Ministry has revealed that some of the Ghanaian students studying in Ukraine have refused to be evacuated to Ghana, though government provided them with plane tickets.

The students are unwilling to come home and have opted to stay in Poland and other countries.
Hon. Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration said some thinks that they will be charged through e-levy if government evacuates them.
However, the government has given the first batch of 2million Dollars for the evacuation exercise

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