US warns citizens of election clashes in Ghana

US warns citizens of election clashes in Ghana

The United States (US) embassy is warning US citizens living in Ghana to be cautious of their movements ahead of the December 7 elections.

US warns citizens of election clashes in Ghana

US ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson

In an emergency statement titled: "Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Safety Considerations and the Upcoming Elections" US citizens are being warned to “exercise caution during the election process, particularly around polling locations in the weeks before and after the elections. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations," the statement warns.

The Embassy has further identified the following locations in Accra as key areas where people converge to hold spontaneous political rallies and demonstrations: State House, the Ministries, Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Independence Square, Mantse Agbona (James Town), Kawokudi Park, Nima Police Station Park.

US warns citizens of election clashes in Ghana

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