US Ambassador wants Ghana to strengthen intelligence

Robert Porter Jackson
Robert Porter Jackson

The United States ambassador to Ghana, Robert Porter Jackson, has asked Ghana to heighten intelligence to be able to neutralise any terrorism threat.

He said although Ghana hasn’t been a target of terrorism yet, that does not stop the country from putting proactive measures in place to contain any possible danger.

Mr Jackson said this when he met with the Ashanti Regional Minister, John Alexander Ackon. He has arrived in  the Ashanti Region to get briefings on the Old Tafo communal riot between the Muslim community and the traditional rulers,  and to also learn about the Agogo security situation arising out of the nomadic Fulani menace.

The ambassador said the US government is prepared to share best security practices with Ghana to deal with security threats, saying “I think we can be stronger in dealing with security threats when we exchange information”

On the Old Tafo riot, Mr Jackson said there was the need for the traditional and religious leaders in the area to work together to address their differences for peace to prevail.

By William Evans Nkum||Ghana

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