Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Vehicle Robberies

United States Embassy Accra, Ghana

The U.S. Embassy in Accra advises U.S. citizens that The Eastern Regional Police Commander warns the general public of an increase in vehicle robberies and road blocks conducted by criminal elements on a stretch of highway that links Nkawkaw to Kumasi.

The Police Commander moved additional resources to this section of the Nkawkaw to Kumasi highway in an attempt to prevent further escalation of the vehicle robberies and false roadblocks.

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