Hundreds of Ghanaian-Americans in the country are appealing to the government to allow them return to the United States of America.
According to them, they have been in the country for over four months and all attempts to return to the US have proven futile.
In an interview with UniversNews, the stranded Ghanaian-American citizens mentioned that all flights they have booked with hopes of returning to the US have been cancelled.
Even though they were scheduled to fly out of the country tomorrow, Friday, July 3, 2020, but all indications show that it would not come off.
Speaking to Univers News, one of them, Nelson Dankwah, who says he is from New York, shared how efforts to return to their families and jobs have been fraught with challenges.
He stated that “they have been trying for the past three weeks every time we come over here they say the flight is full”
“We went to the embassy; they told us to go Ethiopian Airlines because they were organizing some charter flights over there. We went there, they want us to pay. We are ready to pay but what we don’t know is when we can leave and we are stuck. We came to the airport right now, there are flights leaving but they always tell us that the airport is closed. So we want the Embassy and the foreign affairs ministry to solve the problem. We are about 800 people stuck in Ghana. We need to go back to our jobs. We need to get back to our families,” he added.
Another, Kofi Boateng, also narrated his ordeal to UniversNews
“I have been here almost five months now and I have left my three children. There is nobody taking care of them and there was an email that the American Embassy that Ethiopian airline is repatriating all the American citizens and the green card to go back home. I even got a ticket from an agent but the ticket has been cancelled. I am stuck over here and there is no one to help us.”
They are therefore pleading with the government to intervene in the matter.
Story by: Dorothy Buatsi | universnewsroom.com