This follows after the personnels went through three - weeks of certification at the hands of Ghana Army’s Special Forces, 64 Infantry Regiment (64 Inf Regt), under the auspices of the National Counter - Terrorism Fusion Centre of the National Security Ministry. The training, which was held at the Asutsuare Training Camp, Greater Accra Region, had the trainees (which included 5 females) undergo intensive skills development, which they displayed at the closing ceremony.
The graduands of the three - weeks gruelling Course were taught Close Quarter Battle (CQB), Voice Procedure, Obstacle Crossing, Leadership, Endurance Run, Navigation Exercise, Role of Customs in Counter - Terrorism in Ghana, Anti - Terrorism Intelligence Gathering, Vehicle Check Point and Vehicle Searches.
Some dignitaries in attendance were Dr Baaba, Principal Analyst from the National Security Ministry and personnels from the 64 Inf. Regt. and the Ghana Immigration Service. The Guest - of - Honour for the closing ceremony – Assistant Commissioner, Preventive, George Tettey reminded the team of the essence of their setup and training.
Mr Tettey made it known that the threat posed by Violent Extremism (VE) and terrorist activities to Ghana, has assumed a very imminent state in recent times, considering happenings in neighbouring countries, as the expansion of the threat is exponentially closing up towards Ghana’s borders. He also called for collaboration with relevant state institutions in intelligence gathering at the borders among other vital security tactics.
The Customs CTU was created in 2017 to ensure terrorism financing is promptly intercepted and curtailed, in providing tactical support to other institutions on the field, contending to keep Ghana safe from external aggression.
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