The Deputy Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Wang Sheng, has advised his compatriots to observe Ghana’s laws and regulations in order not to have a brush with the law.
He said there were about 10,000 Chinese living in Ghana contributing their quota towards the socio-economic development of the country.
Mr Wang Sheng told the Ghana News Agency after paying a courtesy call on the Western Regional Minister, Mr Paul Evans Aidoo.
He interacted with the Chinese local community in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis and handed over a new bungalow to Mrs Amy Mayo, an 8o-yar old Chinese, whose house was gutted by fire in April, this year.
The Deputy Chinese Ambassador urged his compatriots to channel their expertise and experiences into lawful and profitable ventures, instead of undertaking small-scale mining, popularly called “galamsey” that could land them in trouble.
Mr Stephen Shum, one of the leaders of Ghana/China Chamber of Commerce, said the Chamber organised seminars for the local Chinese community on tax and immigration laws as well as security issues affecting their businesses and residents permits.
Mrs Mayo, the beneficiary, expressed gratitude to her compatriots and urged them to register with the Association for recognition and support.
She thanked Mr Daniel Darlington, a Ghanaian family friend, who supported her to secure new documentation on her property and investments after the fire disaster.
Mrs Mayo described Ghana as one of the peaceful countries in the world with hospitable people who made her over 30 years stay in the country enjoyable and adventurous. GNA