By Kofi Ampeah-Woode

As part of training activities to enhance the readiness of security services in Ghana, at neutralizing possible terrorist threats, the 64 Infantry Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), conducted a 4-week Joint Counter Terrorism Interoperability Training (JCTIT), for two hundred and twenty-one (211) personnel.

The training, which was held from Sunday 19th January, 2020 to Saturday 15th February 2020, at the Asutsuare Training Camp (ASTC), was aimed at harmonizing the operations of the various Counter Terrorism Units, thus enhancing the capability of the Security Services and, also building esprit de corps among trainees.

The objectives of the training were; 1) to improve interoperability among participant, 2) to enhance the physical fitness of participants, 3) to train participant in modern trends in countering terrorism, 4) to improve marksmanship of participants, 5) to enhance participant’s confidence and 6) to develop team work attitude among participants.

The training, which focused on modern trends and tactical drills in countering terrorism, had trainees who were drawn from 64 Infantry Regiment, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Prisons Service, Ghana National Fire Service, Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority (Preventive), Ghana Immigration Service, Bureau of National Investigations, Research Department (National Security) and the National Ambulance Service.

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