Ghana has evacuated 74 of its nationals from Sudan due to the conflict in that country.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration stated that the evacuees departed from Addis Ababa on Tuesday, 2nd May 2023 and arrived in Accra on the same day on an Ethiopian Airlines flight.
“They were met on arrival by the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mr Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, Ghana’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union Commission (AU), Ambassador Amma A. Twum-Amoah and other officials from the Ministry as well as some members of the Ghana Psychological Association,” it added.
It also noted that six other Ghanaians, including two footballers and engineers have been evacuated through the Egyptian border post of Wadi Halfa, bringing it to a total of 80 Ghanaian nationals who have been evacuated safely from Sudan.
“While commending all stakeholders for making the evacuation exercise successful, the Ministry takes this opportunity to urge all Ghanaians nationals who may still be in Sudan and are willing to be evacuated to safety to contact the officials below for assistance.
“Egypt: Mr Peter Okoe Agoe Allswell, +201-55441-4228, Ethiopia: Mr Samuel Asante, +251-94242-1242, and Sudan: Mr Osama Ataaelmanan, WhatsApp – +249-92920-0000 /+249-91239-2570,” it noted.
Patience Anaadem, ISD