February 28, 2011

NDC Member of Parliament for Adenta, Kojo Adu Asare has urged government to devise a comprehensive means of evacuating stranded Ghanaians in large numbers, from the chaos currently in Libya.

He said the evacuation of some few Ghanaians out of the over 10,000 from Libya is worrying since black people have become target of attacks in the on-going disturbance which seem not to have an end in sight soon.

A total of fifty five (55) Ghanaians who form the first batch of stranded Ghanaians in Libya arrived on saturday via Egypt air, whilst others will be transported later.

Close to four thousand Ghanaians in the North African country have been registered out of the estimated 10,000 expected to be airlifted home.

There has been massive pressure from Ghanaians both home and abroad for government to evacuate her citizenry following the political unrest in Libya.

Government has said that every single Ghanaian will be evacuated from Libya whether they are illegal immigrants or not.

Contributing to a discussion on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show on Monday, the Member of Parliament for Adenta, Kojo Adu Asare stated that though the evacuation of some Ghanaians from the crisis in Libya is commendable, government should go a step further by collaborating with its development partners to help evacuate mass of Ghanaians in ships as the situation in Libya worsens by the day.

‘’It has become imperative for Ghanaians to be brought down in droves as the Libyans continue to target black people, coming down in small numbers is not good enough’’ he said.

Reports say over 2,000 people have been killed, a figure that has been disputed by the Libyan authorities.

Story by: Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh