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General News of Monday, 24 May 2021

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

International collaboration required in countering security threats in Africa - GIS

The GIS hosted senior Military Officers from Nigeria, Togo, Tanzania & South Africa on a study tour The GIS hosted senior Military Officers from Nigeria, Togo, Tanzania & South Africa on a study tour

• The GIS has called for international collaboration in countering security threats in Africa

• The Gulf of Guinea accounts for 43% of maritime insecurity in the world

• The call was made during a study tour for Senior military officers from Nigeria, Togo, Tanzania and South Africa to Ghana

Comptroller-General of Ghana Immigration Service, Kwame Asuah-Takyi has underscored the need for international collaboration in countering security threats across the sub-region.

According to him, investments in security agencies was vital for the prosperity and economic development of a country.

Kwame Asuah-Takyi giving remarks at a workshop held for Senior Military officers who were on a study to Ghana from Nigeria, South Africa, Togo and Tanzania bemoaned the level of insecurity within maritime borders.

“The Gulf of Guinea accounted for 43% of maritime insecurity in the world and piracy on high seas is on the ascendency which is greatly affecting international trade,” he pointed.

Meanwhile, Deputy Comptroller-General of Immigration, Command Post and Operations (DCGI/OPS) Laud Afrifa during a presentation called for increased efforts in curbing and fighting cybercrime.

The presentation which was on the theme; “Border Security and Collaboration with Sister Countries” saw participants taken through the mandate, structure, functions and regulatory framework of the GIS.

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