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General News of Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Source: laudbusiness.com

Ghana partners neighboring countries to fight piracy on Gulf of Guinea


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The Tema Port Security Manager, Colonel Joseph Punamane, has said although Ghana is yet to see significant threat on its territorial waters, the West African country is collaborating with security agencies in neighboring countries, to mitigate the menace of piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea.

He however, did not give details of the plans to fight the menace.

Colonel Joseph Punamane was speaking when a 45-member delegation made up of faculty members and participants of the Nigerian Army War College Course 3 led by a Brigadier General visited the Port of Tema on a study tour this month.

The study tour was embarked on with the purpose of exposing course participants on port operations, and security measures undertaken by Ghana’s ports, in light of growing security concerns in the sub region.

They were taken through a presentation by Lydia Tham, a Senior Marketing and Public Affairs Officer, who outlined how electronic processes at Ghana Ports have enhanced security and Port efficiency.

Ms Tham said: “The Vice President gave a directive that all agencies working in the port should automate their processes so that we can reduce the delays associated with the clearance process and also achieve one of our focal points, which is the just in time supply chain.”

The Port Security Manager, Colonel Joseph Punamane, addressing concerns of security on the Gulf of Guinea, said although Ghana is yet to see significant threat on its territorial waters, it is collaborating with security agencies in neighboring countries, to mitigate the menace of piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea.

Participants of the Nigerian delegation encouraged closer collaboration with Ghana, in order to truly eliminate all security challenges bedeviling the West African space.

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