Repatriate Ghanaians From South Africa – Odike Tells Government
Akwasi Addai aka ‘Odike’, the leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), has urged the government of Ghana to take necessary steps to evacuate Ghanaians living in South Africa since the place is not safe to live.
Odike said his heart bleeds for Ghanaians living in South Africa and there is no need to wait for the worse to happen to them before governments starts to make evacuation plans.
There have been renewed xenophobic attacks in South Africa lately as African nationals in general especially Nigerians are being targeted.
The attacks have led to loss human of lives and damages to stores that were being owned by foreigners, including Ghanaians.
Commenting about the issue, Odike condemned the violent attacks in no certain terms and called on leaders of South Africa to act now.
Odike, however, tasked the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government to also take steps to save Ghanaians in South Africa.
“The place is not safe for people to live and therefore I am calling on government to help save the lives of our brothers and sisters in South Africa.
“We should not sit here and fold out arms for them to be killed like animals. The government should take steps to evacuate them now”.
According to him, Ghana is more secured than South Africa now so he doesn’t see the reason why Ghanaians should be left to die in South Africa.
Speaking on radio in Kumasi, the UPP founder and leader urged Ghanaians to support his call for government to evacuate Ghanaians in South Africa now.
Already, Nigeria has started repatriating some 600 citizens from South Africa because of the new wave of attacks.