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08.04.2008 Business & Finance

Antinarcotics and criminal investigations- Ghana, Germany cooperate

By Accra Mail



Following the official visit of a delegation of the Federal Criminal Investigation Department (BKA), headed by its President Jörg Ziercke, in early December 2007 and the opening of a BKA liaison office in Accra the
cooperation between Ghanaian and German law enforcement authorities is continuing through 2008, including the following initiatives

* Invitation of two NACOB-Officers to Germany to attend a long-term training course in antidrug investigations from January until June 2008.

* Technical assistance provided by the German BKA for the Narcotics Control Board with the handing over of six fax-telephone combination machines to facilitate the opening of additional offices in the NACOB decentralization process

* The organization of a BKA crime suppression training course for Ghanaian antinarcotics investigators with trainers and instructors from Germany (BKA) in Accra in July 2008

* The holding of two additional training courses "Operational Analysis" and "Police Operational Tactics and Methods" for both Ghana Police Service and NACOB officers and investigators in Accra at the end of 2008 and early 2009, again organized by the German BKA

The handing-over ceremony will take place in the NACOB head office today Tuesday April 8 2008. Mr. Benjamin K. Botwe, Executive Secretary NACOB and the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ghana, Dr. Marius Haas would be at hand to witness the ceremony The NACOB received a power generator from the BKA in December 2007 to ensure the consistency of its operational readiness at the main
office in Accra.

Source: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Accra

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