I regret travelling to Libya with my 5-year savings – Italy based Ghanaian. A Ghanaian citizen now residing in Italy said that he had secretly put aside GHc12,000 over the course of five years in order to fund his travel to Libya in order to cross into Europe.
Francis Yankey has remarked that he formerly believed that going to other countries would assist him in bettering his life, but he now regrets his choice to do so.
The young guy indicated that before relocating outside of Ghana in quest of better opportunities, he had worked in Ghana as a driver and a security guard. He added that he had previously worked in Ghana.
He asserts that very few individuals survive the travel from Libya to Europe, and he freely confesses that he was afraid at various points throughout the trip.
“I saved GH¢12000 in five years. It was mainly because of the Libya trip. It has always been a dream to travel abroad. I worked two jobs to get that money,” he told SVTV Africa.
“They camped seventy-two of us in a ghetto on Thursday and waited until Saturday evening before setting off onto the sea. There were sixty-nine Ghanaians, two Nigerians and one Ivorian.
“In my mind, I had left everything to God, but I got scared when I saw the large body of water. While on the sea, Libyan authorities found out and tried to take us back to Libya, but luckily, we found ourselves in a no man’s land.
“So they couldn’t arrest us. A German rescue team told us to wait for an Italian ship to transport us. We waited for five hours until they came and stayed on their ship for a week before arriving in Sicily,” he added.