General News of Sunday, 24 December 2017
An International Relations expert and Director of Academic Affairs at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Dr. Vladimir Antwi Danso, has stated that the country is not as safe as we think.
According to him, there are several ungovernable places emerging in the Eastern and Northern regions.
Dr. Antwi Danso stated that there are places in the country where the security agencies are aware of how dangerous those places are and nothing is being done to make those places safe.
These places according to him, are controlled by goons who are sometimes aided by faceless top individuals.
Speaking at a workshop at the University of Cape Coast aimed at strengthening Africa’s security against activities of terrorists in Africa, Dr. Antwi Danso said Ghana must not feel complacent with the impression that the country is free from terrorism.
He added that while terrorists are being dissipated from the west, there is a possibility of them evading less secured places in Africa and efforts must be doubled by countries like Ghana to ward them off.
“There are several ungovernable places in the Eastern region, Northern region…how dare a policeman go there…so this is even in Ghana.
“We did an exercise for the security services in Pwalugu in 2016 and that is where I saw that if terrorism wants to come stay in Ghana it can stay.”