04Sep

Xenophobic Attacks: Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Sets Up Call Centre For Distressed Ghanaians In South Africa

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the recent xenophobic attacks on some Nigerians and other African nationals in South Africa.

The Ministry has also set up dedicated emergency lines for Ghanaians in distress in South Africa.

A statement issued by the Ministry on Tuesday [September 3, 2019] described the attacks as unfortunate and called on the South African authorities to take all necessary actions to tackle the problem.

“The Government of the Republic of Ghana views the Xenophobic attacks in South Africa on African nationals and the looting of foreign and local shops as unfortunate.

“The Government further urges South Africa authorities to take all necessary actions that will guarantee harmonious co-existence between South Africans and Africans resident in South Africa.

“The High Commission of Ghana in Pretoria has set up the following dedicated emergency lines through which our Ghanaian nationals in distress could contact the mission for urgent assistance TEL: +271-234-258-47/8,” the statement said.

It further assured that there were no confirmed Ghanaian casualties, adding that Ghana’s High Commission in Pretoria was monitoring the situation closely.

Source: Graphic Online

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