Tracking a story out of Ghana this morning that the Government of Ghana will charter an aircraft to bring their countrymen home.
Government has committed over 12 million dollars to charter a plane to fly home about 50 stranded Ghanaians who travelled to Barbados last month in search of greener pastures. A Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Co-operation and NEPAD, Dr Charles Brempong-Yeboah, who disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said ironically the Ghanaians have paid between GHc 4,000 and GHc10,000 each to travelling agents to get to Barbados for a two-week stay.
“The Ghanaians who got to that country with the hope of crossing over to the US, Canada and other developed countries for greener pastures have been captured on Barbados Television networks begging for alms.”
Originally 146 people, including 46 Nigerians were stranded in Barbados but some managed to cross over to Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Brempong-Yeboah described the situation as very embarrassing to Ghana, explaining that, those Ghanaians could have stayed at home with the huge amounts of money they paid to the agents to do profitable business at home.
He stressed: “Any small businesses they had started in Ghana would have grown by now.”
This really should have been a great thing for both Barbados and Ghana, right now its just an embarrassment.