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Ghanaians in Germany wave their country’s flag at a reception for President Nana Akufo-Addo in Berlin, June 2017 / Photo: Ghana Presidency

Coronavirus: Ghanaians Abroad hold emergency global meeting on pandemic

Ghanaians in the diaspora will hold a global conference meeting by phone on Saturday (28 March) to discuss how their communities are affected by the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Titled Corona Protection International (Disapora) Conference Call, the meeting offers an opportunity for Ghanaian communities in the different countries to share experiences and discuss how best to protect their members.

A press statement issued about the meeting reads:

“Dear All,
Please be informed that international (Diaspora) Conference Call has been scheduled on coming Saturday, 28th March, 2020 @ 9pm (CET), 8pm (GMT) to discuss sustainable measures to deal with Coronavirus within Ghanaian community in Diaspora.
A very serious situation at present for those of us outside.

The following points will be discussed:
1) Reports from various diaspora countries (Italy, US, Spain, Germany, France, UK, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Canada, South Africa etc… )
2) Strategies to assist the vulnerable in the community: (Food Storage, Medications and PPE)
4) Diasporans locked up in Ghana and other countries, way OUT
5) Medical advice by health professionals:
– Dr. Felix Yamoah (Senior Doctor, Germany: asked)
– Dr. Bertha Serwaa Ayi (Senior Doctor, US: confirmed)
– Dr. Phyllis Heinrichs Tam (Dev. of Traditional African Medicine, Germany: confirmed)
6) Questions and answers
International FREE dial-in numbers:
United States / Canada: +1 605-468-8796
Austria: +43 1 2650553
Belgium: +32 2 792 02 70
Czech Republic: +420 225 989 145
Denmark: +45 93 75 41 50
Finland: +358 9 31587216
France: +33 7 55 51 18 78
Germany: +49 221 98203452
Iceland: +354 632 9700
Ireland:+353 1 907 9734
Italy: +39 051 092 0304
Netherlands: +31 6 35205086
Nigeria: +234 1 227 8508
Norway: +47 52 90 06 78
South Africa: +27 87 825 0910
Spain: +34 872 50 31 71
United Kingdom: +44 330 998 1320
Australia: +61 2 6194 9930
Japan: +81 3-5050-5117
Other Free Call Countries, when requested
Access code:546196#
Online meeting ID: diasporaropal. Online meeting link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/diasporaropal
All suggestions and questions are highly welcomed. All Ghanaians in DIASPORA are invited.
Moderators: Mr. Fred Addo (France)
Mr. Ben Okrah (Germany)”

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