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General News Thu, 15 Aug 2019

Ghana 'very safe' – Canadian diplomat

Ghana is a “very safe” country, the Political Counselor to the Canadian High Commission, Pasquale Salvaggio has said at the maiden Commonwealth Speaker Forum in Accra on Wednesday, 14 August 2019, despite the kidnapping of two Canadian ladies in Kumasi, Ashanti Region a few months ago.

Mr Salvaggio holds the view that: “We still believe that is the case and it is important for people to know that it is still the case. Ghana remains and Accra remains a very safe place and we expect that it will stay that way”.

The two Canadian aid workers, Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley, 19; and Bailey Jordan Chitty, 20, were rescued on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 at Sawaba, Kumasi within a week after their abduction.

However, the whereabouts of three Ghanaian girls who were kidnapped in Takoradi since August last year, are still unknown.

They are 18-year-old Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, last seen on 21 December 2018; 21-year-old Priscilla Blessing Bentum, last seen on 17 August 2018; and 18-year-old Ruth Love Quayson, last seen on 4 December 2018.

However, the police have retrieved some skeletons from the backyard of the prime suspect in Takoradi, Western Region. A team of forensic experts is conducting DNA tests on the skeletons to ascertain if they are the remains of the three girls.

Source: classfmonline.com
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