20 July 2018. The Minister for Interior, Honourable Ambrose Dery, has highlighted on the need for a well-rehearsed plan in crisis management to enable stakeholders effectively handle security matters in the country.
He said that crisis management was a multi-agency task which required personnel of security agencies and the respective stakeholders to have varied skills and capabilities. “A key success factor is effective coordination of the efforts of all agencies involved,” he reiterated.
He made these known during the closing ceremony of this year’s Conflict and Crisis Management Course at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) on Friday, 20 July 2018.
Hon Ambrose Dery identified a number of crisis which had occurred in the country notably, the May 9 Accra Stadium Stampede and June 3 Circle disaster, which affected the nation and therefore stressed on the significance of the course for a comprehensive resolution and management of similar disasters.
The Minister commended participants of the course and advised them to stay connected and exchange information on a regular basis.
The course had one hundred and four (104) participants drawn from Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), some African Countries as well as the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).