Member of Parliament fro North Tongu Constituency.
Position Member on Parliament’s International Affairs Committee Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has mentioned that authorities ought to have evacuated Ghanaians stranded overseas as soon as the coronavirus pandemic begun.
His comment will come soon after the Facts Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah introduced that some 245 Ghananains dependent in Kuwait will return to the nation soon after they have been deported by the govt there.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at a press briefing on Friday declared that federal government will be bringing back again some 245 Ghanaians deported by the Kuwait Federal government for the reason that they entered the region illegally.
Whilst Ghana’s borders have continue to been closed, the Data Minister announced that the borders will be opened on Saturday, May 21 to let these deported Ghanaians back household.
Mr. Ablakwa responding to this mentioned government’s standard reaction to calls to return citizens stranded abroad back dwelling has been pretty inadequate.
“What is happening now is an embarrassment. We must not have waited for the Kuwaiti federal government to say ‘hey I have rounded up your men. We have experienced ample. Other nations have come for their nationals you are refusing to arrive for your nationals as for us we’ve rounded them up’,” he instructed JoyNews.
“I observed the notices of our missions abroad from New York, Washington, London, and other areas calling for persons who are stranded to send out in their names. That was two weeks back,” he stated.
In accordance to the Member of Parliament for the North Tongu constituency, federal government has been gradual towards the course of action.
Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa who explained the incident as uncomfortable said governing administration should really have introduced back Ghanaian citizens centered in Kuwait ahead of they had been deported.
“Again glimpse at our amount of response so slow its as if we never truly want to support, it’s so inept and you see we are in a disaster people today are stranded, individuals are sleeping tough. The Facts Minister verified that they are conscious that some Ghanaians are seriously truly in a complicated location.
“They are sleeping tough, they’ve operate out of resort expenditures, they’ve run out of repairs cash and yet we are here, at first we didn’t want to evacuate them, then we improve our posture afterwards – however no definite situation.
“So this should serve as a wake-up simply call and enable us reach out to Ghanaians in other nations around the world,” he additional.