Our approach to National Security is taking a paradigm shift

Minister for National Security

Director IISS briefs Ministry of National Security on Current Security Threats

The Minister for National Security, Mr. Albert Kan Dapaah has indicated that there is a shift in how national security is conducted, with the coming into being of the National Security Policy that embraces all segments of society towards safeguarding peace and security. He observed that issues such as human security, climate change and health were key national security issues.

Mr. Kan Dapaah made these observations at a security briefing by a team of security experts currently conducting Assessment of State of Ghana’s Security. The presentation of findings of a study on State and Societal Security was conducted by Principal Investigator, Dr. Ishmael Norman and Co-Principal Investigator Mr. Moses Jatuat. Present at the briefing was Deputy National Security Co-ordinator, Mr. Edward Asomani, Technical Director at the Ministry of National Security, Mr. Ben Dere and a team of experts from the ministry.

Findings bothered on issues such as Personal and Community Security, Emergency and Medical Response, Security Vulnerabilities, National capability to respond to threats such as terrorism and violent crimes including armed robberies, kidnapping, rape etc.

The team of experts from the Ministry of National Security led by the Hon.Minister expressed satisfaction with the project as findings will help in the Ministry’s plans and strategies in safeguarding peace and security of the country.

The Minister called for close collaboration with the Institute for Intelligence and Strategic Security led by Mr. Jatuat and Institute for Security, Disaster and Emergency Studies led by Dr. Norman to conduct yearly security assessment as a way of providing the Ministry effective feedback to support in security planning and response to security threats.

On his part, Principal Investigator, Dr. Ishmael Norman assured the minister of the Project’s commitment to supporting the ministry in bridging the gap between security managers and the population by providing useful perspective of citizen appreciation of security.

Source: IISS Communication Bureau

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