Foreign Affairs Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has assured the safety of Ghanaians resident in political hotspots worldwide.
This was revealed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni at the Ministry’s Meet the Press session in Accra on Thursday.
Some Ghanaians residing in countries such as Mali, Syria, Libya among others have made distress calls to some media houses in Accra about their safety.
According to the Minister, government has made significant strides to protect Ghanaian citizens living in these countries.
“The safety of our nationals becomes a major concern for the government and the Ghanaian people wherever conflicts ensue. The Ghana Mission in Iran which is concurrently accredited to Syria has been monitoring the political crisis of that country on a daily basis to the extent that it affects our citizens,” he explained.
He added that the Mission in conjunction with Ghana’s honorary consul in Syria has assisted many Ghanaians resident in that country to leave and “has kept in constant touch with those remaining, many of whom are professionals working with international organizations in Syria.”
The Foreign Affairs Minister also revealed that Ghana’s Ambassador to Mali met with all the Regional and National Executives of the Ghanaian community in Bamako “to discuss in particular, the safety and welfare of our nationals who have since been advised to urgently register with the Mission in order to enable the Embassy extend essential assistance when the need arises and to also effectively execute its evacuation plan should that become necessary.”