US, GAF working together to strengthen regional security

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The United States government and the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) are working together to strengthen regional security, the US Embassy in Accra has said.

By learning with each other now, the Embassy tweeted on Tuesday June 14, “we will be better prepared for the future.#StrongerTogether

This comes at a time Ghana is scaling up it security measures in the wake of threat of terror attacks.

Deputy National Security Coordinator, Mr Edward Kweku Aspmani, had indicated that Ghana is definitely not insulated from terror attacks.

Clearly, he said, Ghana is a target.

He explained that the terrorists have been targeting mostly resource-rich countries therefore, since Ghana is endowed with natural resources, it exposes the country to the miscreants.

Addressing a press conference on the measures that have been put in place to prevent the attack’s from happening in the country, on Sunday May 22, he said “We are not insulated from those attacks therefore, we think Ghanaians should be aware. Why are we involving Ghanaians? The nature of the threats is such that it is not conventional warfare, they don’t come in with the APCs and fighter jets. They come in all forms, it could be your pastor in the church, cleric in the mosque, individuals coming in as CSOs purporting to do community work.

“That means that we all have to be vigilant. Also we know that the terrorists want access to the sea, the nature of the various attacks we have all seen in the subregion indicates that wherever they go there is some form of mineral or natural resource there particularly gold.

“So the question therefore is, if they attack cities and towns in Burkina Faso that has gold deposits, clearly, Ghana will be an interest.”

“We are clearly therefore a target that is why we are here today to seek the support of Ghanaians.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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