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Ghanaian Students in Wuhan, China have expressed disappointment at the government over the food exported for their upkeep.
The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) a fortnight ago met the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway on the plight of students in China, following the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
She promised some amount of money which has subsequently been received by students as well as food items.
The students have however expressed disappointment at the food items.
One student said: “When we opened the box, we found Ga and Fanti kenkey, five boxes of Neat Fufu and one big sachet of this Way Chocolate drink and to us this is sad. There is an outbreak and we learnt that when they were bringing the food, they kept it on the floor so we are disheartened.”
“They brought us kenkey but there is no shito or tin fish. There is nothing and this is about sixteen students,” another said.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry dispatched cartons of assorted Ghanaian food items to the Mission in Beijing for onward delivery to the students in Wuhan in February.
The Ministry has also granted approval for the Ghana Mission in Beijing to expend an amount of ¥100,000 (USD$14,286) to cater for emergency needs, such as the provision of nose masks, hand sanitizers and food items, especially for Ghanaians in Wuhan and its environs.
Additional amounts of US$50,000.00 and US$200,000.00 have been transferred separately to the Mission in Beijing to cater for the emergency needs of the students.