177 Ghanaians with a residence permit in Germany, have been flown back to Germany successfully. Some of the passengers stayed in Ghana for more than three months. Most countries have still closed their borders and airports due to the Corona crisis.
The chartered plane (Envoy) took off around 11.am from the Kotoka International Airport in Ghana on Monday, the 8th of June 2020. It made a stopover in Algiers and finally landed in Dusseldorf-Germany about 8 pm.
The excited passengers shared photos and videos on social media; of course, some were not excited about having to report as early as 4 am at the airport. Nevertheless, the majority were happy to reunite with their friends and family members.
The German embassy staffs in Ghana were at the airport to control visa and other relevant documents. Ambassador Christoph Retzlaff, German's ambassador to Ghana and Ambassador Gina Blay, Ghana's ambassador to Germany all, took to Twitter to share their joy.
The Ghana Community in German deserves a thumb up for a job well done. The following were outstanding Kwaku Appiah, Benjamin Okrah, Maxwell Owusu and Charles Ankamah all residence in Germany and their Ghanaian counterparts Kwasi Adu, Jones Owusu Yeboah, Kwame Dankwah did a marvellous job.
The evacuation exercise couldn't be successful without the governments of Ghana and Germany. With their respective embassy's playing significant roles.
The organizers are planning to bring the second group back to Germany.
Those interested are to contact the following: Kwaku Appiah (017621845702), Benjamin Okrah (017623101924), Maxwell Owusu (01789273472) and Charles Ankamah (01741600959)
By Portia Agyeiwaah Okai-Neyeh (Effiya Ephya)