Interior Minister Ambrose Dery has assured Ghanaians that the various security agencies in Ghana are on high alert despite the threats of terrorism.
Thew Minister appearing in Parliament on Wednesday said the Ghana Immigration Service has increased its border patrols to check persons arriving into the country illegally.
“Additional personnel have been deployed to the Ghana Immigration Service Border Command to beef up border patrol efforts. The Immigration Service is the state’s lead agency mandated to manage and patrol the country’s borders and is continuously enhancing its patrol and profiling techniques in order to stop illegal border crossings and detect criminal elements in their attempt to enter the country.”
In May this year, the government launched a citizen awareness campaign dubbed ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign to encourage people to report suspicious acts of terrorism.
The aim of this campaign, among other reasons, is to get citizens highly alert and report suspicious characters in the wake of terrorism threats suspected by security analysts.
It forms part of the operational strategy in collaborating efforts between security agencies and the citizens to safeguard the borders of the country.
This national security strategy is also expected to see a joint security action in response to security concerns from citizens to protect the territorial borders and find a formidable approach to tackling national security threats across the country.