MEET-THE-PRESS PRESENTATION (Aug. 2013

MEET-THE-PRESS
PRESENTATION
(2013/2014 )
BY HON. KWESI AHWOI
MINISTER FOR THE INTERIOR
14th July, 2014
INTRODUCTION
 Goal of the Ministry: is to provide a safe and
secure environment, where socio-economic
activities will thrive within the confines of
the law to enable Ghana enhance her status
as a middle income country to achieve higher
growth and development.
 Strategic objective of the Ministry: is to
improve the capacity of security agencies to
provide internal security for human safety
and protection.
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INTRODUCTION CONT…
Assurance of safety and security by Ministry:
The Ministry is concerned about the security
situation in the country and is determined to
improve upon the situation.
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PRESENTATION FORMAT
Thematic Programmes:
 Management and Administration (Policy
Formulation, Monitoring and Evaluation)
 Crime Management
 Conflict and Disaster Management
 Border Security and Migration Management
 Gaming Regulation
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PRESENTATION FORMAT CONT….
 Challenges
 Way forward
 Recent Development
 Conclusion
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AGENCIES UNDER THE MINISTRY
1. Ghana Police Service
2. Ghana Prisons Service
3. Ghana National Fire Service
4. Ghana Immigration Service
5. National Disaster Management Organization
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AGENCIES UNDER THE MINISTRY CONT…
6. Narcotics Control Board
7. Ghana Refugee Board
8. Gaming Commission
9. National Commission on Small Arms
10. National Peace Council
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PERFORMANCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Policy Formulation and Reviews
 Maintenance of peace, law and order
 Migration Policy
 Private Security Organisations (PSOs)
Regulations
 Locksmiths Activities
 Service Charter /Standards
 Refurbished web-site(www.mint.gov.gh)
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PERFORMANCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Policy Formulation and Reviews
Revision
of the existing Laws and
Regulations:
NACOB, Prisons Bills and BNI Regulation(with
AG.)
NADMO Bill – approved by Cabinet
Ghana Immigration Service (Amendment)
Law
Cabinet Memorandum on a loan facility to
procure logistics for the Security Agencies
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SERVICES RENDERED BY THE MINISTRY
AND AGENCIES CONT...
 Registration/Naturalisation: a person of age and capacity
who is not a citizen of Ghana may upon application and
with the approval of the President be registered as a citizen
of Ghana after meeting certain requirements including:
the person residing in Ghana throughout the period of
twelve months immediately preceding the date of the
application;
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SERVICES RENDERED BY THE MINISTRY
AND AGENCIES CONT…
during the seven years immediately preceding the period
of twelve months, the person should have resided in Ghana
for periods amounting in the aggregate to not less than
five years;
the person should be of good character as attested to in
writing by two Ghanaians being notary public, lawyers, or
senior public officer; etc.(Sect. 10/13 of Act 591)
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SERVICES RENDERED BY THE MINISTRY
AND AGENCIES CONT…
 Dual Citizenship : a citizen of Ghana, after
acquiring the citizenship of any other country
whose laws allow dual citizenship, applies for
dual citizenship (Sect. 16). Our law allows
Ghanaians to hold the citizenship of such
other country in addition to their Ghanaian
citizenship.
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SERVICES RENDERED BY THE MINISTRY
AND AGENCIES CONT…
 Renunciation of Ghanaian Citizenship: a
Ghanaian citizen of age and capacity who is
also a citizen of another country makes a
declaration of renunciation of citizenship of
Ghana. The Minister of Interior causes the
declaration to be registered, whereupon,
that person ceases to be a citizen of Ghana.
(Sect. 17 0f the Citizenship Act, 2000 Act 591)
 See Citizenship Act 2000 Act 591
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SERVICES RENDERED CONT…
SERVICE CHARTER(1)
Service
Duration
Work Permit
Two(2) Weeks
Indefinite Residence Permit
Four(4) Weeks
Immigrant Quota
Filling in Quota
Three(3) Months
Six(6) Weeks
Renunciation of Ghanaian Citizenship
Two(2) Weeks
Dual Nationality/Citizenship
One(1) Month
Registration/Naturalization as a
citizen of Ghana
Six(6)Months
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SERVICES RENDERED CONT…
SERVICE CHARTER(2)
Service
Duration
Registration of Spouse
Six(6) Months
Registration of Minors as Citizens
One(1) Month
Licensing of Private Security Orgn.
Six(6) Months
Permission to Import/Export Explosives
Two(2) Weeks
Granting of Auctioneers License
Six(6) Weeks
Exportation of Dead Bodies
Two(2) Days
Permit for Key Cutting
Two(2) Months
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APPLICATIONS FOR NATURALISATION
AS GHANAIAN CITIZENS, 2013
8
7
7
6
6
5
5
4
3
2
5
4
4
3
2
1
2
0
0
January
February
0
March
April
May
1
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
39 foreigners applied to naturalise as Ghanaians
with 29 approved and 10 outstanding
Lebanese-17; Indians - 5; Italian -1
Nigerian -1; Korean -1; Egyptian -1
American - 1 British - 1 and
Liberian
-1
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DUAL CITIZENSHIP
APPLICATIONS-2013
500
450
400
350
300
250
200
150
100
50
0
470
449
367
315
313
303
308
12
1
5
Quarters
21
2
3
APPLICATION
340
APPROVAL
27
4
OUTSTANDING
Applications
Approval
Outstanding
Q1
315
303
12
Q2
313
308
5
Q3
470
449
21
Q4
367
340
27
1,465
1,400
65
Grand
Total
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RENUNCIATION OF GHANAIAN CITIZENSHIP:
817 applications received and approved in 2013
200
180
160
140
120
100
185
80
60
118
116
131
118
92
40
20
0
0
1
1
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JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL
6
MAY
JUNE
JULY
AUGUST
SEPTMBER
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OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER
Comprising 367 male and 450 female Ghanaians
in the following countries:
Germany - 538; Netherlands - 233
Norway - 32;
Denmark – 7
Austria - 5
Hong Kong - 1; Chinese - 1
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WORK PERMIT GRANTED, 2013
BY IMMIGRANT QUOTA COMMITTEE
200
180
186
160
140
120
100
80
60
40
48
44
20
35
0
Missionary
Construction
Mining
Education
14
11
5
1
Manufacturing
N.G.O
Airline Service
Hospitality
447 work permits granted sectors comprising:Missionary Activities - 186
Construction - 48
Mining - 44
Educational- 35
Manufacturing- 14
NGOs Activities -11
Airline Services - 5
Hospitality Industries - 1
COMPANIES ISSUED WITH PERMITS ON EXPLOSIVES
Company
Permit Granted
AEL Mining Services
119
MAXAM Company Ltd
93
ORICA
59
AKY Company Ltd
24
WILLED Company Ltd
15
Schlumberger
8
Halliburton
4
Baker Hughes
3
The Light Company Ltd
1
West Coast Construction Ltd
1
Total
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327
EXPORT OF MORTAL REMAINS
20
18
16
18
14
12
10
8
6
4
2
0
Nigeria
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Ukraina
Sierra
Leane
Benin
Cote D'
ivoire
Guinea
Bissau
Romania
UK
Rwanda
Lebanon
Japan,
Togo
Liberia
Nigeria - 18; Ukraine - 2; Sierra Leone - 2; Benin - 2
Cote D’ivoire - 2; Guinea Bissau - 1; Romania - 1
Romania - 1; United Kingdom - 1; Rwanda - 1;
Lebanon – 1; Japan - 1; Togo – 1; Liberia - 1
CRIME MANAGEMENT
MAINTENANCE OF LAW AND ORDER
 Rolling
out of Police Visibility and
Accessibility: through Police Patrol and
Community Policing including Tent-cities and
mounted bikes nationwide.
 The Formed Police Unit has been positioned
for local and international deployment
 Embarking on regular swoops leading to
arrest
of criminals, fugitives
pushers.
and drug
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CRIME MANAGEMENT CONT….
IMPROVEMENT IN
POLICE/POPULATION RATIO(PPR)
Year
Police Force
PPR
2010
23,204
1 : 1,100
2013
30,635
1 : 784
Approaching UN Standard of 1 ; 500
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CRIME MANAGEMENT CONT….
REDUCTION IN MAJOR CRIME
Year
2010
2011
2012
2013
Total
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Crime
Of which
Armed Robbery
234,242
231,908
228,653
194,355
889,158
1,260
1,235
1,126
1,120
4,741
MAINTENANCE OF LAW AND ORDER
CONT…
 On infrastructure projects for Police Service:
Police Hospital Expansion project on course. Possibility of
further expansion being considered.
15 construction projects which were at various stages
have been completed and handed over to the Service.
13 projects are on-going and at various stages.
 On the Marine Police Unit: the Administration &
Academic Blocks at Aiyinase are nearing completion.
Eastern and Western Marine Commands are operational.
The Joint Fisheries Enforcement Unit (JFEU) is now
operational.
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MAINTENANCE OF LAW AND ORDER
CONT…
 Logistics: The Ministry of Finance is processing loan facility for
procurement of operational logistics for Agencies under the Ministry
including the Police.
 PPP for residential and office accommodation: a technical committee
is appraising all police lands to enable negotiations with potential
developers.
 HRD: The Service has established Junior and Senior Training
Institutions for capacity development (i.e. Winneba and Bolgatanga)
 Welfare: Provision of boreholes and sanitation facilities in various
barracks across the nation.
 Public confidence re-affirmation campaign: Vigorously being pursued
by the Service to minimise if not eliminate corruption and enhance
public recognition of the Police. (Public cooperation seriously required)
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SAFE CUSTODY OF INMATES & CORRECTIONAL
SERVICES IN GHANA’S PRISONS
 Minimal escape rate of inmates is evidence of safe custody
and welfare of inmates
 CCTV cameras installed at Ankaful Maximum Security
Prison to improve monitoring and security.
 Construction of 12-Unit Storey Classroom Blocks each under
GETFund at the Nsawam Medium Security Prison and the Wa
Central Prison. Projects currently at lintel level.
 11 and 3 inmates sat for BECE and WASSCE
respectively in 2013 and had 100% pass.
 The Diagnostic Service Centre introduced four years ago
concluded successfully in 2013 and will be extended to all Central
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CUSTODY OF INMATES & CORRECTIONAL
SERVICES CONT…
 Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity completed through
GIFEC at the Prisons Headquarters, the Prison Officers’ Training
School, Nsawam Male, Nsawam Female, Ankaful Maximum
Security and Kumasi Male Prisons to improve for ICT purposes.
 From 2013 to date, 342 prisoners equipped with vocational and
technical skills in preparation for their release.
 Prison Commercial Units expanded to include transport hiring
services, sewing of uniforms for schools and companies and
manufacture of school furniture. Currently the Units are
manufacturing school dual desks for Omega Cluster of schools at
Kasoa and sewing uniforms for security departments of KNUST
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CUSTODY OF INMATES & CORRECTIONAL
SERVICES CONT…
 Engaged PPP initiative in basket weaving and poultry
production. The basketry is in collaboration with HAVILAK
in Bolgatanga.
The second phase of a modern Maximum Security Prison
at Ankaful has begun.
 Four residential blocks of eight units flats each (2 and 3
bedrooms) completed in 2013 and occupied by officers.
 The ‘Justice for All’ Programme succeeded in reducing
“remand population” in our prisons from 4,285 in 2008 to
3,027 in 2013.
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CUSTODY OF INMATES & CORRECTIONAL
SERVICES CONT…
 To enhance the ‘Justice for all’ Paralegal Units were established In 2013
to provide technical support to the judicial system in reviewing the
backlog of pending cases, and recommending actions to be taken.
 The 100% overcrowding rate at Ankaful Annex Prison’s reduced to 0%
by transferring its convicted prisoners to the Ankaful Maximum
Security Prison, built to hold over 2,000 prisoners but was housing only
close to 400 prisoners due to limited staff accommodation.
 Drawings completed awaiting funding for transforming part of James
camp prison land into a remand prison.
 Refurbishment and conversion of the Ankaful Annex Prison to remand
prison is on going.
 Walling of Ankaful Main Camp Prison and Conversion to a category ‘B’
prison in the offing.
 Refurbishment of Nsawam Prison Infirmary into a reputable medical
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FIRE MGT, RESCUE & EXTRICATION
SERVICES
 75 fire tenders, 5 water tankers and other fire-fighting
equipment worth US$12,534,373.00 ordered in 2013.
From March 2014, 42 fire tenders and associated
equipment delivery. 18 fire tenders are at port awaiting
clearance. Currently installation and testing of the tenders
and training of the fire personnel is on-going in Accra.
 GNFS received 10 Rapid Intervention Motor Cycles for
Fire Fighting.
 Conducted Fire Audits in all the major markets in Accra,
Kumasi and Takoradi.
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FIRE MGT, RESCUE & EXTRICATION
SERVICES CONT…
The Service:
 Embarked on Fire Safety Education and Night Patrols in all
the major markets in the country.
 Conducted Fire Risk Assessment in all MMDAs in the
Country.
 Established Fire Posts at major markets
 Trained over 200 Fire Inspectors and Safety Officers to
enforce LI 1724(fire safety precautionary regulation)
 Offered Industrial Fire Training for several Institutions in
the Country.
 Issued a Total of Eight Thousand Seven Hundred and
Seventy Five (8,775) Fire Certificates.
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FIRE MGT, RESCUE & EXTRICATION
SERVICES CONT…
Fire Outbreaks Responded to in Ghana:
Months/Years
Fire Outbreaks
Jan-Dec, 2013
5, 489
Jan-May, 2014
2, 106
Total
5, 102
Indicating a reduction of 17.39%
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FIRE MGT, RESCUE & EXTRICATION
SERVICES CONT…
The Service Completed:
 National Command Office Extension, Accra.
Teshie-Nungua Fire Station and Offices.
Officers Mess at Fire Academy Training School (FATS).
Upper West Regional Command Office building.
Completed ICT Centre, FATS Library (30%) complete, Project
Department Office at FATS (70%) complete.
Trained 1,350 fire volunteers, set-up Rescue Teams in all
regions and trained 119 companies in fire safety procedures.
Embarked on weekly radio programmes in all the regions.
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BORDER SECURITY & MIGRATION MGT.
 The Ghana Immigration Service in collaboration with other
security agencies flushed out foreigners engaging in illegal mining
activities. In 2013, One thousand, two hundred and eighty-one
(1,281) persons were arrested for committing various Immigration
offenses.
 Provision of infrastructure. The Service completed construction of
a 3-storey, 2 bedroom block of 6 flats and a 3-bedroom and
external works at Menuso in the Volta Region.
 Construction of 1 bedroom block of 24 flats at Bawku is at roofing
level.
 Construction of hostel and fence wall around the Academy and
Training School at Assin Fosu is expected to be completed by end
of 2014.
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BORDER SECURITY & MIG MGT CONT…
 The Service has completed rehabilitation of residential and
office accommodation works at Assin Fosu Training School,
Tema, Sunyani, Koforidua and Accra Regional Office.
 Rehabilitation works on residential and office accommodation
at Kumasi and Koforidua have started and expected to be
completed by end of third quarter of 2014.
 Rehabilitation works on residential and office accommodation
at Paga, Aflao, Mognori, Misiga, Tatale, Kwameseikrom and
Polimakom are expected to start in the third quarter of 2014.
 Other on-going residential accommodation projects that the
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BORDER SECURITY & MIG MGT. CONT…
 Revision of Immigration law 226, Scheme and
Conditions of Service are on-going.
 Commenced the processes that would lead to the
amendments of the Road Act to capture GIS in the
exempt list.
 17 border posts fitted with modern Border
Surveillance equipment under phase 1 of the CCTV
Project with the assistances of the Spanish
Government.
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BORDER SECURITY & MIG MGT. CONT…
Implementing a real-time, on-line information exchange
under the integrated e-Immigration project.
Installed biometric equipment for screening prospective
travelers to check fraud at KIA.
Implementing the Thematic Programme on Migration and
Asylum to reduce the incidence of irregular migration and
other related crimes.
Signed up to the Interactive Map on Migration in Africa,
the Middle East, and the Mediterranean Region (MTM IMap) to promote and facilitate inter-governmental
information exchange, and foster cooperation.
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DISASTER RISKS MGT.
NADMO:
 Printed and distributed information brochures on various
types of disasters.
 Organised a crisis communication
journalists and other stakeholders.
workshop
 Facilitated capacity building courses
management for 160 participants.
in
for
disaster
 Embarked on public awareness programme on cholera
symptoms, causes and remedies in five selected endemic
regions.
 Coordinated the efforts of stakeholders and responded to
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various disasters across the country.
DISASTER RISKS MANAGEMENT CONT…
 Undertook public education on Disaster Risk Reduction
and Climate Change Adaptation.
 Desilted and widened main river channels in Accra and
Tema Metropolis.
 Continued the Wasakuse dredging project in Big Ada with
farmers and fisher folks benefiting immensely from it. (i.e.
the completion of the 14 km out of 28 km resulted in
2,068 youth-artisans being employed.
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DISASTER RISKS MANAGEMENT CONT…
 Construction of dams at Fantevikope, Bedeku and Kadja,
all in Ada, have also created over 3,000 jobs in the
catchment area.
 Formed 3,096 Disaster Volunteer Groups (DVGs) with a
total national membership 64,169.
 Procured GH¢5,137,649.00 worth of assorted food and
non-food items and distributed for victims of various
disasters.
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NARCOTICS & PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES
MANAGEMENT
During the period under review NACOB:
 Sensitised 216 Schools and 46 communities across the country.
• NACOB intensified public sensitization and drug education
campaign, a total of one hundred and thirty (130) radio and
television programmes were carried out.
 Recruited and trained 253 personnel to strengthen its human
resource base.
 Issued out 351 import permits, 97 imports authorizations for
various precursor chemicals and registered 37 new companies
whiles premises of 151 companies were inspected.
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NARCOTICS & PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES
MGT. CONT…
 Recorded a total of 41 narcotic drug arrest cases . The cases
resulted in the arrests of forty (40) suspected persons.
 Also a total of twenty four (24) postal seizures were made
with one (1) person arrested and twenty three (23) under
investigation. However, nine persons were convicted for
narcotic drug offences.
 Three (3) NACOB staff are currently undergoing sniffer dogs
handling training in Germany (Sponsored by the German
Government)
 Five (5) new regional offices were opened in addition to the
already existing four (4) regional and zonal offices- Wa, Cape
Coast, Accra, Sunyani and Koforidua regional offices.
Additionally, two (2) border posts were opened at Paga and
Elubo.
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NARCOTICS & PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES
MGT. CONT…
 With funding from the European Union (EU) and the government
of Canada, Airport Communication Project (AIRCOP), aimed at
establishing effective real time communication and exchange of
intelligence between law enforcements and airports among seven
(7) airports in west Africa and some source countries in Latin
America and the Caribbean to exchange information, in real time,
about the movement of couriers, traffickers and luggage between
airports.
 The president launched Africa’s biggest Vessel Traffic
Management Information System (VTMIS). The 16 million Euro
facility will aid the tracking of vessels within a range of 1000
nautical miles.
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SMALL ARMS & LIGHT WEAPONS MGT.
The Commission has:
Marked over 10,000 weapons of 12 Units of the Ghana
Armed Forces in the Greater Accra Region which
constitutes about 75% to 80% of the GAF weapons in the
region.
Conducted a baseline assessment of the nature of the
small arms problem in Ghana. The result of the survey is
to inform a national strategy for small arms control.
Conducted a comparative legislative analysis of Ghana’s
laws on firearms and the ECOWAS Convention on Small
Arms to harmonize and to draft the new law legislation on
small arms and light weapons.
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SMALL ARMS & LIGHT WEAPONS
MANAGEMENT CONT…
 Trained 29 personnel from various Security Agencies and
the Attorney General’s Dep’t in ‘Investigating and
Prosecuting of Firearms Trafficking Offences.
 Embarked on public education at various media houses
across the country.
 Published NACSA 2nd Newsletter and printed 500 copies
for information sharing and education.
 Soliciting support from the United Nations Office on
Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and UN Regional Centre for
Peace and Disarmament (UNREC) for database system
development on small arms and light weapons.
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CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
 NPC on the platform of the Peace Summit,
engaged
major stakeholders in the Election Petition to ensure
peace before and after the Supreme Court verdict.
 The Council engaged with the various media houses with
the objective of creating the needed platform to reflect
and to share experiences on practical entry points for
conflict sensitive reporting.
 The NPC in collaboration with its partners organized
Mediation, Dialogue and Negotiation training workshops
for Board Members, Regional and District Executive
Secretaries, and Programme Managers.
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CONFLICT MANAGEMENT CONT…
The Council undertook an intervention in Bawku to
invigorate the stalled Bawku Peace Process by reviving the
Bawku Inter Ethnic Peace Committee (BIEPC).
The NPC organized capacity building workshop for Queen
mothers, women and youth in the Northern, Upper West,
and Brong Ahafo Regions.
The NPC has begun a project to harmonize and coordinate peace building initiatives and peace actors
through networking to achieve sustainable peace in Ghana.
The compilation of a national database of peace actors
and initiatives is expected to be completed by the end of
2014.
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CONFLICT MANAGEMENT CONT…
 The NPC in collaboration with the University of Cape
Coast conducted conflict assessment in Ghana.
 The NPC participated in a capacity building workshop
organised by West Africa Network for Peace Building
(WANEP) in conjunction with ECOWAS to train women in
High Level Dialogue and Mediation For West African
Institutions.
 The NPC has inaugurated four (4) Regional Peace Councils
and is expected to complete the remaining 6 regions by
the end of third quarter of 2014.
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GAMING REGULATION
The Commission undertook an extensive inspection in Takoradi,
Kumasi, Accra and Tema to collect data on licensed and
unlicensed companies and gambling machines.
The Commission ensured that all Gaming Houses posted “NO
UNDER 18” sign on their premises to ward off minors.
The Commission developed and launched its website –
www.gamingcommission.org.gh.
The Commission has been holding quarterly interactive meetings
with Gaming Houses to address challenges confronting the
industry.
The Commission generated a total revenue of GH¢1,179,750.00
for the first quarter of 2014 as against GH¢1,669,982.00 for the
whole of 2013 or GH483.702.17 for the first quarter of 2013 (Due
Commissioner)
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REFUGEE MANAGEMENT
The Ministry has initiated action to restructure the Ghana
Refugee Board and transfer the temporary staff unto
Government payroll.
Draft National Policy on Refugee Management (Refugee
Commission Bill) intended to change the Board to
Commission is ready for submission to Cabinet.
Draft document on the Operational Manuals for the
Secretariat and Scheme of Service for staff are currently
with the Management Services Division of the Office of
the Head of the Civil Service.
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REFUGEE MANAGEMENT CONT…
REFUGEE POPULATION IN GHANA
Asylum Seekers
Refugees
Total
987
3
284
233
9,565
5,249
3,415
250
10,552
5,252
3,699
483
120
438
2,065
3
189
18,671
123
627
20,736
Nationality
Ivory Coast
Liberia
Togo
Sudan
Central
Afric. Rep
Others
Total
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REFUGEE MANAGEMENT CONT…
REFUGEE CAMPS IN GHANA
Refugee Camps
Regions
Nationality
Ampain
Western
Ivorians
Krisan
Western
Multi-National
Egyeikrom
Central
Ivorians
Buduburam
Central
Liberians
Fentetaa
Brong -Ahafo
Ivorians
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REFUGEE MANAGEMENT CON’T…
 Togolese government reports over 17,000 Ghanaian asylum seekers
in Togo as a result of intermittent communal conflicts in Northern
Region since 1993.
 Local Integration processes of Liberian Refugees are on-going: about
900 passports is being distributed.
 Application for exemption from cessation clause at first instance by
Liberian Refugees: In 2013, a total number of 1,173 applied for
exemption from cessation, 288 were approved while 885 rejected.
 Efforts are being made to encourage voluntary return of Ivorian
refugees: Tripartite Commission established, modalities for return in
place, visit to refugee camp by Ivorian authorities to encourage
return of refugees to Ivory Coast and visits to Ivory Coast by some
refugees to see for themselves- “Go and See, Come and Tell”
CHALLENGES
Increasing involvement of youth in the commission of crime including
armed robbery.
Absence of non-custodial sentencing or measures, inadequate
reformation and rehabilitation programmes resulting in recidivism.
 Inadequate fire hydrants, non-observance of building regulations and
indiscipline make firefighting particularly market and domestic fires
difficult.
Weak enforcement of migration laws leading to influx of
immigrants.
illegal
Limited equipment and machinery to dredge and de-silt drains and
channels in all the critical areas vulnerable to flooding.
People deliberately building on water ways.
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CHALLENGES CONT…
 Isolated incidence of communal conflicts and disaster risks
across the country.
 Drug abuse and incidence of trafficking of illicit narcotic drugs
and psychotropic substances.
 Proliferation of small arms and trafficking of illicit weapons.
 Inadequate office and residential accommodation.
 Inadequate operational vehicles and other logistics.
 Inadequate human resource.
 7/14/2014
Inadequate budgetary allocation.
THE WAY FORWARD
 Deepen inter-departmental collaboration to aid judicious use of
available resources.
 The Ministry will intensify monitoring of projects and programmes.
 Increasing the use of ICT and E-governance into the operations of
the Ministry and Agencies
 Facilitate the procurement of standardised operational logistics.
 Expand the Canine Unit of NACOB to breed more sniffer dogs for
security operations.
 The Ministry is collaborating with Ministry of Lands and Natural
Resources to acquire a piece of land for proposed Ministry’s Office
Complex.
 Expand infrastructural projects through Public Private Partnership
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THE WAY FORWARD CONT…
The Police has adopted proactive strategies such as :
 Increase frontline policing and intelligence gathering.
 Intensify day and night patrols on highways, commercial and
residential suburbs of the major cities.
 Building
closer and mutual working relationship with all
stakeholders particularly the general public.
Prisons Service is :
 Advocating for the passage of the Prisons Bill into an Act which will
provide, inter alia, for the introduction of alternatives to custodial
sentences.
 Involving more NGO’s in the provision of legal aid to inmates.
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THE WAY FORWARD CONT…
 GNFS is continuing public education.
 GNFS is collaborating with MMDAs to constitute
committees on public fire safety to enforce fire safety
measures.
 GNFS is collaborating with Ghana Water Company to
ensure provision of adequate fire hydrants.
 NACOB will be collaborating with the Prisons Service to
establish Reformation and Rehabilitation Centre to
manage drug abused and related offences in the prisons.
 Provide the infrastructure for GIS for institutional
inspection.
THE WAY FORWARD CONT…
The NACSA is:
 exploring ways of mobilizing support from
development partners to develop a small arms
database system.
 considering the possibility of mainstreaming
blacksmithery into local gun production.
The Gaming Commission is:
 stepping up monitoring and inspection of Casinos and
other gaming centres.
 establishing a central electronic monitoring system to
monitor casinos/Gaming Centres.
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THE WAY FORWARD CONT…
The National Peace Council will continue to create the
necessary platforms for constructive engagements at
various conflict sites to reduce conflicts across the
country.
 The Council is exploring ways of mobilising support
from development partners to prosecute its mandate.
 The Ghana Refugee Board is continuing with its
restructuring programme to make the Secretariat
more effective and efficient.
 The Board will mobilise support from Development
Partners to implement the National Policy on Refugee
Management and Local Integration.
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RECENT DEVELOPMENT
 On the recent gruesome murder of Bimbilla Overlord,
Naa Andani Dasana, and five (5) others, the Ministry
expresses its deepest regrets on the unfortunate
incidence.
 The Security Agencies have already started investigations
into this heinous crime and every effort is being made to
bring the perpetrators to justice. We call on the citizens of
the area, especially in Bimbilla to remain calm.
 We have beefed up security in the area to ensure law and
order and the protection of lives and property.
 The curfew times for Bimbilla, Nakpanduri and AlavanyoNkonya have been reviewed accordingly.
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CONCLUSION
 Ladies and Gentlemen, against the background of
the limited resources all Agencies under the
Ministry continue to work and work hard.
 Special mention of the police who have handled
the recent spate of demonstrations with utmost
professionalism. This is commendable.
 I thank you all for the attention. I now leave the
floor open for questions and issues that need
further clarification.
 Thank you.
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GHANA,
OUR MOTHERLAND, CAN
ONLY MOVE FORWARD.
GOD BLESS GHANA !
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