The majority of Ghanaians in war-torn Ukraine prefer staying there than returning home to Ghana, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has told parliament.
She told the chamber that out of the 700 students caught up in the Russia-Ukraine war, only 249 have opted to return home.
“Mr Speaker, notwithstanding the preparedness of the government of Ghana to airlift home our compatriots who had left for Ukraine, some of them, many of them, the majority of them, were unwilling to return to Ghana”, she told parliament while answering questions on the floor.
“As of Wednesday, the 30TH of March 2022, 249 has been brought home of which International Organization for Migration sponsored 27,” the Minister disclosed.
She noted that all those evacuated had their covid expenses taken care of by the government.