Ghanaians in Libya are calling on the Government to as a matter of urgency evacuate them from that country for fear of their lives.

Some of stranded Ghanaians mostly from the Brong Ahafo, Ashanti and Western Regions, say they have locked themselves in their rooms without food or water, fearing that they might be killed if they go out.

The worried Ghanaians in Libya say there has been heightened tension in the country after Muammar Al-Gaddafi declared that he will not step down till the last drop of his blood.

Currently, reports put the death toll at about 300 since the protests against Muammar Al-Gaddafi’s 42-year rule erupted last week.

“Masa, we are dying please tell the president to come for us, we have run out of food and water, the situation is now bad after the Libya president’s address, please tell Ghanaians to also pray for us it is not easy at all,” one of the stranded Ghanaians told Adom News on Wednesday.

Information Adom News received from some prisons in Libya when the station called to check on the fate of Ghanaians inmates revealed that many Ghanaians have been granted amnesty and are awaiting government’s repatriation.

Joe Danquah, former MP for Tain constituency, which has quite a large number of its indigenes in Libya, has joined the call for Government to as a matter of urgency help them relocate back home.

He said he receives many phone calls a day from his constituents who are in Libya, asking him to do something.

“I would like to appeal to the president to help my constituents, I get over 70 calls a day from relatives in the Tain District and the stranded Ghanaians in Lybia and in fact, the president needs to act now,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Minister, Mohammed Mumuni says Ghanaians in that country are safe because the riots are not targeted at foreign nationals.

He however says Ghanaian citizens will be repatriated if the need arises.

Story: Kofi Adomah/Adom News

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