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04 August 2017

We’ve not issued terror alert – UK – Starr Fm

The UK High Commission to Ghana has denied media reports making rounds that it has issued fresh terror alert to its citizens in Ghana.

According to the Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament, the governments of UK, Canada and the US have warned their citizens of potential attacks at malls highly patronized by Westerners.

That has prompted the government of Ghana to call on its citizens to remain calm in the face of the terror alerts.

However, the UK has stressed it has “not issued new advice.”

Below is the High Commission’s full statement:

Clarification on UK travel advice.

The British government provides advice to British citizens travelling to countries across the world. Our aim is to provide practical, accurate and up to date information and advice to help British nationals make informed decisions about their safety and travel abroad.

Recent media stories in Ghana have wrongly suggested that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have issued a new warning with regard to terrorism in Ghana. We have not issued new advice.

Our travel advice for Ghana was last updated on 24 April and can be found at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ghana. This contains a section on terrorism – something that is standard practice for all travel advice. This advice is similar to that of other countries in the region and around the world.

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