Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has donated US$428, 650 to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration to support Government’s efforts to evacuate stranded Ghanaians in Lebanon.
Sector minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, during the donation ceremony on Wednesday August 5 was grateful to the MP and other stakeholders for their kind gesture.
“The Ministry is happy to receive on behalf of the Government, a generous donation of US$428, 650 from Hon. Kennedy to support the fourth and fifth Ghanaians from Lebanon scheduled for 11th and 13th August, 2020”, she said.
She said the Ministry in collaboration with other stakeholders has since May 2020, completed 51 evacuations from across the globe, resulting in the safe return of 5,940 Ghanaians.
She disclosed that the Ministry together with its Mission in Cairo and the Honorary Consulate in Beirut, Lebanon, facilitated the first evacuation of 211 stranded Ghanaians on 19th June, 2020 which was followed by 144 Ghanaians on 28th July and another 205 Ghanaians on 30th July, 2020 from Lebanon.
“We can therefore say that, so far, 560 Ghanaians have been evacuated from Lebanon, and over 1000 more are expected this month”, she added.