The Christian Council of Ghana has strongly condemned the recent xenophobic attacks and is further asking the South African government to compensate affected persons.
The Christian Council said the South African country should go beyond just condemning the attacks and offer assistance.
[contextly_sidebar id=”xrn0yCkefYx7VPRjSYWC0XAJfAr4HYOH”]The attacks have resulted in a number of deaths and the destruction of several foreign owned businesses.
As a result, many of the immigrants have fled the country for fear of their lives.
In an interview with Citi News, the Christian Council said although what has happened is unfortunate, the Jacob Zuma- led government should provide compensation and a rehabilitation system to support victims of the heinous attack.
“There is need for compensation. We want to hear South African government and leaders telling us how they are not only going to stop what is happening but how they are going to compensate through our lost capital” the General Secretary of the Christian Council, Reverend Dr. Opuni Frimpong told Citi News.
“It is not enough to evacuate citizens…somebody must accept responsibility”
He said the South Afrrican government “must tell us[Ghanaians] the healing the process, the reconciliation process that are working through so that we will be able to reconcile the continent.”
The Council noted that it was not only interested in expressing concerns about the recent attacks but also looking at the role it can play in “the whole healing process.”
Xenophobic attacks unfortunate – Mahama
President Mahama in an interaction with the media in Nigeria charged the youth in South Africa to be mindful of their history and how much each African country contributed to liberating South Africa.
The President also charged the South African government to ensure the development never reoccures. “It’s most regrettable and most unfortunate. I think that the young people of South Africa do not know what happened before they gained their freedom.”
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana