The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has announced that 76 Ghanaian nationals have been successfully evacuated from Sudan to Ethiopia with the assistance of officials from the Ghana Embassy in Ethiopia.
According to the Ministry, arrangements have been made to fly 74 of them to Accra on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. One footballer and two engineers were also assisted by officials from the Ghana Embassy in Egypt to cross over the Egyptian border post of Wadi Haifa, north of Sudan, while two other footballers are undergoing immigration formalities.
The evacuation process is part of the Ministry’s commitment to ensure the safety of Ghanaian nationals in Sudan. The Ministry has reassured its commitment to evacuate all willing Ghanaians in Sudan to safety in neighboring countries like Ethiopia and Egypt.
This news comes amidst the recent political instability and violence in Sudan, which has left many Ghanaians and other nationals stranded and in a state of distress. The Ghana Embassy’s timely intervention has brought some relief to the affected Ghanaians, who can now return home safely.
For the most part, the evacuation process is a commendable effort by the Ministry and the Ghana Embassy in Ethiopia and Egypt to ensure the safety and well-being of Ghanaian nationals in troubled Sudan. It is a clear indication of the government’s commitment to the welfare of its citizens, particularly those in dire situations abroad.