Ghanaians Call On AU To Speak Against Discrimination Against Blacks In Ukraine

Some Ghanaians have called for a unified voice from the African Union (AU) against discrimination of Blacks in Ukraine amidst the mad rush to seek refuge in neighbouring countries.

A video widely circulating on social media, shows a black woman, with her young baby being physically forced to give up her seat to another person while separate reports of Polish officials simply refusing some blacks, entry into Poland from Ukraine.

“One group of Nigerian students having been repeatedly refused entry into Poland have concluded they have no choice but to travel again across Ukraine and attempt to exit the country via the border with Hungary”, it has been reported

Following this, Ghanaian free-lance journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni says authorities of the AU should call Ukrainians to order and summon Ukrainian ambassadors in Africa to demand an explanation to the ill-treatment being meted out to Blacks.

“Unfortunately, there are credible reports that blacks are being discriminated against by Ukrainian authorities and transport owners. They are prevented from boarding based on their skill colour. Leaders in Africa should rise and call the Ukrainian government to order”, he tweeted.

And in another tweet, he added, “We are not part of this mess. There appears to be overwhelming support for Ukraine in Africa, so why should we suffer for something we have no hand in. We should invite the Ukrainian ambassadors in our various countries and demand explanations of the discrimination against blacks.”

A leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Otchere Darko has also called for a collective voice against the actions of the Ukrainians and other authorities in areas of temporary refuge.

“Black people! Even in war, there is discrimination against us! The AU must speak with a collective voice against the treatment of blacks & Africans in Ukraine, & areas of temporary refuge, who like the rest, are only looking to protect their lives & get back some peace somewhere.

Source: Fuseini

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