Stay in China, we’ll send you 'shito, gari and kenkey' – Govt to stranded Ghanaian students

Stay in China, we’ll send you 'shito, gari and kenkey' – Govt to stranded Ghanaian students

- Kwaku Agyemang Manu has revealed that the Akufo-Addo government is more than willing to ship Ghanaian staple food to Ghanaian students living in China

- The minister said the decision was made at a meeting last week Thursday, February 13, 2020, following advice by the Ghana Health Service

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The Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has revealed that the Akufo-Addo government is more than willing to ship Ghanaian staple food to Ghanaian students living in coronavirus-stricken China.

According to a report filed by MyNewsGh, Ghanaian staple foods like “shito, gari and kenkey that can last over 2 weeks without going bad”, would be sent to the over 300 Ghanaian students who have been trapped in the Chinese province of Wuhan.

Speaking in an interview on Okay FM and monitored by MyNewsGh.com, the minister said, he sent people to buy the shito, they came back to say one bottle costs GHC 80, so she won’t buy that shito, but would personally go to market to buy some at a cheaper price; so we are thinking of them; day by day we are talking with them.

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The minister said the decision was made “at a meeting last week, Thursday, February 13, 2020, following advice by the Ghana Health Service due to the constant complaints by the students calling for immediate evacuation.

"... they are complaining that they are safe where they are, only that they are running out of stock of food, so we should send them food” and that they have lost appetite for Chinese foods," he said.

The Ministry also said it was reviewing the situation and would employ the next line of action when necessary, including “evacuation”.

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In other news, as the death toll for the novel coronavirus which has hit one of the provinces in China keeps rising, there is little people can do.

For a man who believes in God and his miracles, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams is of the conviction that with fervent prayer and supplication, the spirit behind the deadly virus can be destroyed.

In a prayer post by the Archbishop sighted by YEN.com.gh on his Facebook page, he commanded the virus which he believed to be demonic and meant to cripple nations to wither and die.

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