UK TO ORGANISE REGULAR SECURITY DIALOGUE IN GHANA

The United Kingdom (UK) Government through the British High Commission in Ghana intends to organise regular Ministerial Level Security Dialogue with the Ministries of National Security and the Interior by the end of 2021.

That, according to the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Her Excellency, Harriet Thompson would provide some level of support in areas of intelligence gathering and logistics to Security Agencies.

The British High Commissioner said this when she addressed the Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC) as part of her three-day visit to Northern Ghana.

She noted that Ghana’s security and safety was of concern to the UK, and said the two countries would collaborate to ensure the peace and the safety of citizens in the respective countries.

The five-member delegation led by the High Commissioner, visited the Paga Border for first hand information on the successes and challenges of border security management and also explore areas of support the UK could offer to Ghana.

The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Stephen Yakubu commended the initiative to have a High Level Dialogue which would offer Ghana the opportunity to learn from an advanced country like the UK.

He said the Security Agencies in the Upper East Region had over the period collaborated effectively with their counterparts in neighbouring countries namely Burkina Faso and Togo through free flow of information, especially at the borders to curtail any possible terrorists attack.

The Minister said the Upper East Region was endowed with lots of natural resources including gold, with several business opportunities for potentials investors.

He used to opportunity to appeal to Her Excellency Thompson to advertise the Region to attract potential investors from UK and across the globe.



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