Covid lockdown: GHC53m spent on evacuating Ghanaians stranded abroad

Ghana spent over 53 million cedis in evacuating some stranded Ghanaians during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The amount covered airfare, quarantine, food, and insurance.

This was revealed by Minister for Foreign Affairs Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey in Parliament while answering questions from North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.

The Minister further disclosed that though there were 10,025 stranded Ghanaians during the exercise between  May 23, 2020, and September 18, 2020, the government only spent on the vulnerable constituting about 5,000.



































































Source: kasapafmonline

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