It is important to bring to the attention of our tenants some recent happenings in the country that bothers on their security. Since our tenants are mostly expatriates, their safety in the country is of great concern to us, their families, friends, government, and the companies they work for.
Quite recently, two Canadian young ladies were abducted in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional Capital, and later rescued by Ghana’s security. The two ladies are now back home with their families in Canada.
This has sparked some concerns among foreigners as to their safety in the country. We want to inform our tenants that government has issued a statement to assure the safety and security of all expatriates and foreigners and so all fears should be allayed.
According to the statement from government, National Security Officials held a meeting on Monday, June 10, 2019, at the Jubilee House, Accra. The meeting was to examine recent travel advisories about Ghana and intelligence reports on Ghana’s security situation.
The meeting concluded that there is no actionable intelligence nor an imminent threat to Ghana. Ghana’s safety and risk profiles remain largely unchanged despite recent events in the sub-region.
The security apparatus of the nation continues to be retooled and vigilant to tackle any major security threat within the jurisdiction. Ghanaians, foreign residents and visitors are advised to continue to go about their normal ways of life without fear but also encouraged to be security conscious as always.
Potential visitors are equally advised that just like other western jurisdictions, the isolated incidents of crime should not and indeed does not undermine the general safety and hospitality for which Ghana is so well known.
We want to also advise our tenants to exercise caution in their movements across the country as expatriates are the most targeted in kidnapping incidents. Make sure you deal with people you trust will not harm you in any way. Beware of strangers who pretend to offer kindness or unusual help.