The Minority in Parliament says they will continue with their demands to have Ghanaian students in China evacuated.
The Minority's comment is in response to the NPP China branch statement accusing the Minority of politicizing the evacuation of Ghanaian students in China.
The NPP China branch cautioned the Minority against what it calls the politicization of the Coronavirus outbreak describing the 72-hour ultimatum given to the government to evacuate Ghanaian students in Wuhan as a display of their poor understanding of the matter.
Speaking to Starr FM today, the Ranking Member on the Health Committee of Parliament, Mr Kwabena Mintah Akandoh said the Minority will continue to press home their demands for the students to be evacuated
Again, the MP for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has been at the forefront of calls for government to bring the Ghanaian students back home.
He has cited Libya as an example to buttress his argument stating that during the war nine years ago, Ghana was able to evacuate her nationals who were more than a thousand back to Ghana.
He added that government cannot be insensitive to the plight of Ghanaians, stressing that this is a humanitarian issue and the earlier the government showed leadership, the better.
However, the China branch of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has challenged the Minority in Parliament over calls for government to bring home Ghanaian students in Coronavirus outbreak in China.
In a statement, the NPP branch in China indicated that: ''To suggest an evacuation of Ghanaian students in China from the epidemic zone by Hon. Ablakwa and comparing it to the evacuation of Ghanaian nationals from Libya during the fall of the Qaddafi’s regime exposes the naivety of Hon. Ablakwa. This is based on the technical and health implications of the suggested move''.