The Ashanti Regional Security Council in collaboration with the Kwadaso Municipal Assembly have organized a day’s training on Counter Terrorism on Tuesday 5th December, 2022 at the New Administrative Block of the Assembly.
The training was part of the Security Council’s effort to assist other state agencies to ward off any threat of terrorism in the region and Ghana as a whole.
In his welcome address, the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Richmond Agyenim Boateng expressed his delight over the training which he believes will immensely benefit the Municipality and the entire region.
He appealed to the participants to participate fully in the training to achieve it’s intended purpose.
The Regional Security Coordinator, Kofi Arthur (RTD) explained that, the aim of the training was to prepare individuals and security agencies in the Municipality against threat of terrorism and discuss ways to avoid any future occurrence.
He said as a result of terrorist’s attack on Ghana’s neighboring countries like Togo, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, it likely Ghana may also be affected, hence the duty of the Regional Security Council to create the needed awareness about the exigence of terrorism attacks.
He called on all Ghanaians to eschew their religions and political differences and come together as a united people in fighting the threats of terrorism in the country.
According to him, combating the threats of terrorism in the country could only be won if all citizens come together and support the security agencies by providing them the needed information.
Mr. Arthur said threat to National Security can come in many ways. He therefore advised Ghanaians to report any suspicious activities of any individual or group to the law enforcement agency.
He said, reporting suspicious activities in their communities help the security agencies keep the country safe.
Mr. Arthur encouraged participants, especially Assembly Members to educate the people in the communities especially the youth as they could be recruited into terrorist groups. He ended their presentation with a slogan “If you see something, say something”
Mr. Kofi Arthur was accompanied by Mr. Osei Kuffour Agyemang who is the Director for National Signal Bureau.
Present at the training were the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Emmanuel Ntoso, Nana Nkansa Ababio, Alhaji Atta, Kwadaso Imam, Assembly Members, Personnel from the Security Agencies, Head of Department and Agencies, Staff of the Assembly, National Service Personnel and the General Public.