The Government of Canada has issued a travel advisory for Ghana after two Canadians were kidnapped in Kumasi on Tuesday.
The government warns citizens to exercise a high degree of caution in Ghana due to violent crimes, including armed robbery and kidnapping. The warning which was posted on Twitter, advised Canadians visiting Ghana to avoid walking alone or displaying signs of wealth.
#Ghana: violent crimes, including armed robbery and kidnapping, may occur. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid walking alone or displaying signs of wealth. Ensure that windows and doors in your residence are secured. https://t.co/4WnEjm2HzO
— travel.gc.ca (@TravelGoC) June 5, 2019
Police in the Ashanti Regional Capital of Kumasi have mounted a search for the abducted two Canadian women who were on an exchange programme with the Entrepreneurship Department of the Kumasi Technical University (KsTU).
According to reports, the two women were forced into a vehicle at about 8:20 pm just when they had stepped out of their apartment at Silver Spring in Kumasi.