Government Sets Up Emergency Lines For Ghanaians Resident In South Africa

Since last week, a number of South Africans have been attacking African nationals who are living in their country.

The renewed xenophobic attacks have gained worldwide attention and have started conversations online about what it means to be African.

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Nigerians living in South Africa are the most targeted group.

None the less, the Ghanaian government is taking precautions to protect Ghanaians living in South Africa.

In a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, the government condemned the attacks on African nationals and called on the South African government to “deal firmly with all the criminal elements associated with the attacks and the looting of shops.”

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The government also asked South Africa to “put in place measures to guarantee the safety and security of all African nationals and Ghanaian residents in South Africa.”

These requests from the Government of Ghana come after it shared emergency lines for its own citizens living in South Africa.

Though no Ghanaian has been reported of being a victim in the current xenophobic attacks, the Government has set up the emergency lines just in case someone might need it.

Ghanaians who need assistance from the Ghanaian High Commission in South Africa can call +271-234-258-47/8 and ask for help.

Government statement on Xenophobia in South Africa

Different colours, different nationalities but we are one people…

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