Citizens have been notified of procedures to take as the government strives to enhance the country’s security against terrorist attacks, according to Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.
He warned Ghanaians to remain attentive about anything out of the norm, during a press conference on Sunday, May 22.
But those of particular interest, the Minister said, include:
- Non-residents seen mobilizing youth or circulating extremist material in person or virtually, with the objectives of whipping up sentiments to attack people are public installations.
- Abandoned packages in public places.
Individuals who observe any peculiar activity, Mr Oppong Nkrumah said, should draw the attention of the Police, other security agencies and local community leaders immediately.
Meanwhile, Edward Asomani, the Deputy National Security Coordinator, has revealed that the government will on Tuesday launch the “See something, say something” campaign.
This campaign will enable Ghanaians to report any unusual activity to the security agencies by dialing 999.
“When you ring, you don’t even need to identify yourself because we have some individuals who are worried about identifying themselves when giving information,” he said.
He told Ghanaians not to regard any information they find as irrelevant.
“Let the security and intelligence agencies take that decision,” he added.
According to Mr. Asomani, the government is on top of the situation and remains unshaken; but, for Ghana to have a chance against terrorism, all citizens must help.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of National Security has advised religious leaders to beef up security in their various places of worship across the country.
Terrorist groups have been targeting public gatherings in the sub-region, necessitating increased security at places of worship, according to a press release issued by the Ministry on May 12.
Source: The Independent Ghana