Minister touts Ghana’s security credentials at UNWTO Confab

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Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare has lauded the efforts of government in putting security measures in place in case of terror attack on the country.

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She said government came up with these measures after attacks in neighbouring Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast, where over 100 people were killed.

The Tourism Minister said this at the just ended 103rd session of United Nations World Tourism Organisation Executive Council meeting in Andalusia city of Malaga, Spain.

 

In a press release issued and copied to the Ghana News Agency, Mrs Ofosu-Adjare said Ghana had put adequate mechanisms in place to help curb the act of terrorism in case it occurs.

She said an inter-ministerial committee was working effectively with the ministries of interior and defense to make sure that these measure and plans were implemented.

She said the public has been sensitized by the security forces on what to look out for and what to do in the case of attack or suspected terror attack.

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She implored member countries to stand by each other in the case of any attack and, “we should be resolute to fight the terror menace”.

She said Ghana stood by Ivory Coast when the country was hit by a terrorist attack with President John Mahama visiting the people days after the attack to sympathise with them.

She commended the leadership of the UN Tourism body for standing by Ivory Coast in going ahead to host the 58th Commission for Africa General Assembly in Abidjan.

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