The Minority caucus of parliament have asked government to bring back all Ghanaians stranded abroad and seeking to return to Ghana.
The Government of Ghana through a special arrangement has granted some citizens abroad entry, even though the borders remain closed.
Speaking on behalf of the Minority, the Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu (MP for Tamale South) talked about the importance of bringing back stranded Ghanaians since most of them have no funds to cater for themselves.
“We need to do something about Ghanaians abroad who are still stranded. They are our citizens. I know that some efforts have been done, but we need to get our citizens back home. Many of them are not working in foreign countries and we know what that means. At least, if they are home, family members will share some bread with them. That is not the case in Europe or America.”
“There is a huge number of Ghanaians out there, but what is being done to bring them into the country? The government must prioritise essential repatriation of Ghanaians as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic”, he added.
As part of measures to stop the importation of the Coronavirus disease into the country, Ghana’s borders have remained closed since March 2020.