Stranded Ghanaians abroad to be evacuated will pay for their evacuation cost. This is because the Government of Ghana has no budget for covering the expenses of the evacuation.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey who disclosed this on the floor of Paliament said the cost comprises their tickets and more and “only capable Ghanaians will be subjected to other conditions such as permit, over flight, landing clearance.”
President Akufo Addo gave the greenlight for stranded Ghanaians abroad to be evacuated home, in his tenth address to the nation on the COVIDID-19 measures, saying, “special dispensation is going to be given for their evacuation back to Ghana.”
Madam Ayorkor Botchwey answering some more questions on the floor added that the committee of foreign affairs have agreed on some measures to ensure the success of the evacuation of stranded Ghanaians safely.
More Ghanaians who have become stranded across the world due to COVID-19 border closures are expected to be evacuated in the coming weeks.