Amidst the ongoing conflict in Sudan, Ghanaian nationals found themselves in a precarious situation. However, thanks to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, a total of 82 Ghanaians have been safely evacuated from Sudan.
According to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Monday, the Ministry, in collaboration with its Missions in Cairo and Addis Ababa, the Honorary Consul in Khartoum, and student leaders, successfully evacuated two batches of 50 and 27 persons identified as Ghanaian nationals to safety in Gedaref, Sudan. The statement also revealed that the evacuees comprise of 34 males and 43 females.
The Ghanaians will be transported on Wednesday, April 26th, to the Ethiopian border town of Metema, where they will be received by Ghanaian Embassy officials, processed for Ethiopian entry visas, and subsequently repatriated home.
In addition to the 82 Ghanaian nationals, the statement confirmed that three Ghanaian footballers and two others working for an Australian Mining Company were being evacuated through the Egyptian border post of Wadi Halfa, north of Sudan.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration used the opportunity to urge the public, particularly Ghanaians stranded in Sudan, to take note of the contact details of the Honorary Consul, Mr. Osama Ataaelmanna, who is on standby to assist them to be evacuated to safety. The statement further urged them to contact him on +249-92920-0000 for further assistance.
The Ministry assured the public that they would be informed of new developments in due course.
In conclusion, the safe evacuation of 82 Ghanaian nationals from Sudan is a positive development amidst the ongoing conflict. It is heartening to see the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of Ghanaians in foreign countries.