The French Ambassador to Ghana, Anne Sophie Ave has said Ghana is still a safe country despite the travel warnings issued by some western embassies and high commissions here about the likelihood of kidnappings and terrorist attacks.
According to her, Ghana is peaceful and there is not much to worry about as long as people are vigilant.
Speaking on the Citi Breakfast show, she said the situation of security threat in Ghana cannot be compared to that of Burkina Faso.
“Honestly I feel very safe, the situation of security in Ghana is nothing like the one in Burkina Faso, it is a very different kind of threat, if we may call it. Ghana has a few kidnapping and stealing. We have the same kind of things in civilized countries there are things to steal. We[Ghana] is vigilant. The thing in Ghana is there is a peaceful feeling. We feel very safe’, where there is something to steal,” she said.
The Government has also allayed the fears of Ghanaians following recent threats of terrorism in the country.
The assurance comes after a national security meeting held on Monday that revealed that the likelihood of Ghana suffering a terrorist attack is infinitesimal.
A statement signed by Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah indicated that “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 statement further urged both local and foreign nationals to live their lives without doubts as efforts are being expedited to revamp the various security agencies to avert any intended terrorist attacks.
The focus of terror threats in Ghana comes amid the increased threat of terror attacks on churches in the sub-region.