Monday, October 3, 2022

Russia-Ukraine crises: Ablakwa visits Ghanaians in Romania

MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has been in Bucharest, Romania on a mission to meet Ghanaian students who have been evacuated from Ukraine amid the country’s ongoing conflict with Russia.

According to him in a Facebook post, the Foreign Affairs Committee member said his visit to the students however gives him the opportunity to assess the conditions of them and to also understand how Ghana can be of more help to them.

“I do this not merely because it is a constitutional imperative of oversight imposed on parliamentarians; there is a higher obligation of our common humanity and nationhood,” he posted.

“Romania now hosts the largest number of Ghanaian students — an estimated 200, expected to be evacuated to Ghana.

“I have been greatly inspired by the amazing stories of survival and resilience as narrated by our heroic compatriots.

“I salute Ahmed Tijani Abubakr of our diplomatic mission in Prague for his impressive consular services which have been praised by the students”.

Meanwhile, Mr Ablakwa’s visit follows the first batch of 24 Ghanaians evacuees who managed to leave Ukraine to other neibouring countries and managed to get to Ghana this week.

He also assured that, “we would also never forget their colleagues who remain trapped in Ukraine, particularly those in the city of Sumy”.

“Together, as one nation with a common humanity, we shall ensure the complete protection and rehabilitation of our beloved citizens,” he added.

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