Popular Ghanaian hiphop musician ,Pappy Kojo, might not be getting rescued anytime soon from Italy by the government as per his wishes.
The Rapper’s plead have reached the authorities but they have made it clear to him that there is absolutely nothing they can do for him at the moment.
This comes after the “Fante” Rapper had earlier cried out on social media to authorities despite the ban on travels to evacuate him and other Ghanaians trapped in Italy as death toll from the coronavirus pandemic continued its relentless rise.
“I’m not safe, I live just across a busy street and people keep using that road every minute which is not safe for me, I’ve been calling out to the government; yet no response. “I’m a Ghanaian and I’ve done a lot for this country in terms of creative arts. Sincerely I’m not safe, I have something to feed on now but I’m afraid I might soon run out of food,” he stated during an interview on TV3 via Skype.
The sector Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Madam Oteng Gyasi, however, said that the request, unfortunately, could not be granted.
“Ghanaians can return home but if you’re in a country which is locked down and you don’t have flight coming in, then how do you travel? He wants to be jetted back to Ghana? How is that possible? We cannot arrange a jet to bring an individual back. We’re trying to contain a situation and the directive is that for countries which have recorded over 200 cases, we are not allowing people from those countries into Ghana because we are also trying to contain the situation here. And I believe that wherever he finds himself, if he follows the guidelines from the protocols, he will be safe,” she added.
Italy’s death toll rose to 651 on Sunday, bringing its total to 5,476. It was an increase of 13.5 percent but down from Saturday’s figure when 793 people died.
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