Foreign Ministry ready to evacuate Ghanaians from Burkina Faso

Foreign Minister Hanna Tetteh has said the government would consider evacuating Ghanaian nationals should the crisis in Burkina Faso deepen.
Ms Tetteh had earlier taken to Twitter to assure the safety of Ghanaian citizens in the West African country which has seen protests leading to the resignation of former leader Blaise Compaore. The army seized power on Friday after Compaore’s resignation and named Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida as the leader of a transitional government.
The Foreign Minister said Ghana’s Embassy in Burkina Faso has been directed to contact leaders of the Ghanaian community for any information that would help mobilize more of them and keep them safe.
Former leader Blaise Compaore stepped down as president after protests in response to a proposed amendment of the constitution by the Parliament that would have extended the president’s stay in power.
The country has since closed it borders to several African countries, including Ghana, due to the political insecurity in the country.
Meanwhile, security personnel have had to clear thousands of demonstrators, led by opposition parties and civic groups who gathered in on the streets on Sunday in protest of the army takeover after the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.
]The African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have condemned the military takeover, with ECOWAS president John Dramani Mahama saying the regional bloc will not “recognize any ascension to power through non constitutional means.”
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