Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fox Attempts to Guard Henhouse

A security firm that had been formed for only two days recently met with President John Evans Atta Mills of Ghana.

First reports of Yahuda Security Management Consulting, "a top United Kingdom security firm," surfaced on Tuesday, May 19.

They would discuss with national security officials wide-ranging security matters, international trade in drugs including cocaine, illegal arms, armed robbery and links to possible terrorism.

As part of the visit, the team would hold high level discussion with officials of the security agencies, explore credible ways for collaboration, and organise a two-day security workshop in Accra.

However, by Thursday, May 21, London-based Ghanaians had determined that this "top" security firm had been incorporated only the day before, Wednesday, May 20.

While Ghana's government did not enter into any contract in this instance, critics have stated this episode reveals a need "to crosscheck the background of people who book appointments to see the President, especially the foreign ones, to ascertain whether they are genuine business people in the field they are claiming to be experts in."

No comments:

Post a Comment