Ghana’s waters may just be the next target for pirates – Security expert

Ghana’s waters along the coast of West Africa, may just be the next target for pirate attacks, the head of the Paramount Group, the largest privately owned defence company in Africa has said.

“If one looks at the piracy hotspot map, it does speak a story that leads to the fact that Ghanaian waters would surely be the next place they will come to,” James Fisher told at the sidelines of the maiden Coastal and Maritime Surveillance conference currently underway in Accra.

He said given the current state of attacks along the coast of the sub-region, African governments cannot afford not to invest in equipment that will fight piracy.

He said there is real value in protecting the African waters notwithstanding the enormous financial cost to the countries.

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