A group of Ghanaian women still stranded in Lebanon and willing to return home has sent out a video available to DNT, pleading with not only their government but individuals who are in a position to help to come to their immediate aid.
While acknowledging the humanitarian gesture by Member of Parliament Kennedy Agyapong, who is said to have donated about $100,000 to help bring home the stranded ladies, the ladies went on to send a dispassionate plea for additional help saying that the Kennedy Agyapong donation did not cover all of them.
According to the women, they have been thrown out and left stranded in Lebanon by their employers who say they cannot pay them anymore. They have no money and food, and their passports and everything are with their employers, “So please help us get back home to our families” they pleaded.
“The ticket is $500 and by 28-29th of this month(July) the flight will leave for Ghana leaving them stranded with no money and no place of abode as well as food to eat. “If we are left here, we will not know what to do. We have nothing. We have no place to sleep, no food, nothing! So please come to our aid”, they cried.
The dramatics of their plea included collectively kneeling down as the spokesperson specifically mentioned, Kwame Despite, CEO of UTV, Mama Becky referring to First Lady Her Excellency Rebecca Akufo-Addo, and anyone with ears to hear them and an accompanying deep pocket to rescue them from Lebanon.
In a subsequent audio recording, the ladies claim that the treatment from their Lebanese employers are one thing, but the treatment of Consulate staff leads a lot to be desired. Apparently, unless one has money to pay for the flight, they not only do not listen to them, they drive them away from the compound.
Many Ghanaians who were affected by lockdown restrictions in different countries due to the Coronavirus pandemic and were left stranded have been rescued and taken back home by the government.