North Tongu Member of Parliament Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has arrived in Bucharest, Romania to meet Ghanaian students who left Ukraine to that country due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
The ranking member on the Committee of Foreign Affairs visited the students on Wednesday March 2.
He wrote “This morning I arrived in Bucharest, Romania which shares a southern border with Ukraine to visit our Ghanaian students who escaped from the conflict in Ukraine.
“The visit affords me the opportunity to closely assess their conditions and to better understand from their unique perspective how our nation can be more helpful to them as I engage them directly. I do this not merely because it is a constitutional imperative of oversight imposed on parliamentarians; there is a higher obligation of our common humanity and nationhood.
“Romania now hosts the largest number of Ghanaian students — an estimated 200, expected to be evacuated to Ghana. I have been greatly inspired by the amazing stories of survival and resilience as narrated by our heroic compatriots.
“I salute Ahmed Tijani Abubakr of our diplomatic mission in Prague for his impressive consular services which have been praised by the students. The Romanians have been awesome with their exceptional kindness. Our nation owes them a debt of gratitude.It gave me great pleasure to host our courageous compatriots to lunch, convey messages of hope for a brighter future, and to make a modest donation into the NUGS-Ukraine welfare account.
“I assured our much cherished compatriots that the entire nation led by government is with them in prayers and solidarity. Evacuations shall continue and we would also never forget their colleagues who remain trapped in Ukraine, particularly those in the city of Sumy.
“Together, as one nation with a common humanity, we shall ensure the complete protection and rehabilitation of our beloved citizens.”