The Ghana High Commission in the United Kingdom is concerned about recent developments in which youths are looting and engaging in violent acts in some parts of England.
A statement issued by the Information Section of the Ghana High Commission in London copied to the Information Services Department, yesterday, said the incident which started last Thursday in Tottenham, North London, has spread to many parts of England and has largely been perpetrated in communities with large Ghanaian resident populations.
It said the trend of events has the potential of affecting Ghanaian lives, families and businesses.
The statement therefore expressed the Commission’s sympathies to any member of the Ghanaian community who would have suffered or been affected by the acts of looting and violence.
“We also wish to entreat the Ghanaian community to continue to be law abiding, keep safe and stay out of the disturbances. As much as possible, parents and families should endeavour to keep their children and members of their household away from the trouble spots and urge them to report any suspicion of danger to lives or property to the police authorities”, it continued.
According to the statement, the High Commission is working closely with the community leaders, journalists and the police authorities to ensure that the Mission is kept up to date on any developments, especially those that have the potential to harm members of the Ghanaian community.
The Mission commits to act expeditiously to safeguard and protect the lives and property of members of the Ghanaian community should the ongoing disturbances affect them in any way.
“We therefore appeal to our compatriots to contact the Mission immediately should they fall victim to the riots or be in any form of imminent danger.”The statement concluded.
The Mission’s team can be contacted on the following telephone lines: 07717778955; 07717778954; 0207201 5921.
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