General News of Thursday, 13 June 2019
A Ghanaian government delegation on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 met with the diplomatic community to assure them of the safety of their citizens in the country following heightened fears of terrorism and kidnapping cases.
The delegation, led by the National Security Minister, Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah, briefed the diplomats on the successful national security operation that led to the rescue of some two kidnapped Canadian women and the arrest of the alleged kidnappers.
The delegation also used the opportunity to assure the diplomatic community of the general preparedness of the security agencies to deal with all kinds of crime.
The government, in a statement on Wednesday, announced that eight suspects have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of the two Canadian ladies in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.
Information Minister Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who addressed the media said no ransom whatsoever was paid to the kidnappers by the government of Ghana or the security agencies.
The statement encouraged the media and commentators to be circumspect in their public commentary on security matters in order not to compromise other related operations.