Ghana urges strong anti piracy action in Gulf of Guinea
Ghanaian authorities have called for strong action against pirates operating in the Gulf of Guinea.
The National Security Advisor in Ghana, Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah called for regional coordination and leadership in developing a comprehensive strategy to address the piracy threat.
General Nunoo-Mensah said with a large amount of the world’s oil and gas resources based in the sub-region, pirates were beginning to find the West African Coast as a fertile ground for their operations.
The Ghanaian security official was speaking to the local daily, Ghanaian Times over the weekend in response to the incidents of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.
He said it was urgent that sub-regional leaders hold a summit to discuss their response to the new piracy threat.
Last week, Nigeria and Benin began joint naval patrols in the Gulf of Guinea in the wake of the increasing activities of pirates.Tweet