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Foreign Ministry advises Ghanaians to avoid conscription, non-essential travels to conflict areas


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration on Wednesday advised Ghanaians to avoid conscription and non-essential travels to conflict areas of the world.

The Ministry, in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency, cautioned the travelling public to be wary of the activities of middlemen/agents who purport to secure citizenship, resident permits and job offers in conflict areas and in countries at war as those journeys were perilous and often had dire consequences.

In the light of ongoing conflicts and the risk of conscription in certain countries or regions around the world, travellers were strongly advised to exercise caution and carefully consider their travel plans.

‘Travellers are also advised to prioritise their safety and well-being when offered jobs in regions with potential risks of conscription and armed conflict,” the statement said.

‘By staying informed, exercising caution and taking proactive measures, individuals can reduce the likelihood of being conscripted into military se
rvice while travelling in conflict areas.’

Source: Ghana News Agency