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Ghana Security Services

Ghana Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Services

ETS Risk Management provides secure transportation and executive protection services to business travelers, Multi-National Organizations, VIPs, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Accra, and along the southern coast of Ghana, including Sekondi and Cape Coast.

ETS Risk Management has been providing secure transportation services in Ghana for over 5 years. We have supported a large number of complex C-suite itineraries, as well as hundreds of airport transfers in Accra to facilitate company’s travel risk management plans. ETS is focused on the simplification of travel risk management and secure transportation services.

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Secure Airport Transfers Accra

ETS provided security transfers for a range of business travelers and private groups in Accra, Ghana. We facilitate secure airport transfers to/from hotel to include meet and greet services as required. Our local security drivers and well-maintained non-armoured SUVs can also be supplemented with security officers if preferred.

Airport transfers can also be booked directly online via our secure travel booking platform ExecSecure, or please, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

ETS Security Transport and VIP Protection Experience in Ghana

ETS has a comprehensive service capability within Ghana. Our core team of security specialists stem from operational military backgrounds, with an extensive working knowledge of the country. Each team member is vetted, qualified and highly experienced working within the security industry.

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Ghana Security Overview

Ghana is considered a relatively stable country in Western Africa compared to other neighbouring countries. However, like most African countries, violent and non-violent crime does exist, especially in Accra and surrounding areas.

The standard of driving in Ghana is poor; the majority of drivers are uninsured and unqualified. The local driving community generally ignore road traffic safety and laws. The roads are inadequately marked and in poor condition, especially in rural areas where visibility is reduced. Drivers are known to travel at excessive speeds where road and vehicle conditions are unsafe. There is a high risk of road traffic collisions (RTCs) due to the poor driving conditions, unpredictable driving behaviour and inadequate infrastructure.

Airport, Hotel and Taxi scams are all relevant to the threat picture in Ghana. Criminals will target foreign travelers who are unaware of their surroundings and naïve to the risks. For example, travelers have been the target of armed attacks while traveling in taxis. Theft of luggage at airports and hotels is common; travelers who show their wealth become an easy target and are vulnerable to the threat.

ETS Risk Management helps clients improve their travel risk management plan to reduce the risk of potential challenges in this region. To operate securely in Ghana requires excellent ground knowledge, high-level networks and trusted local resources. Quite often, a non-armored SUV with a trusted driver to facilitate transfers and movement from locations is commensurate with risk, however, this is subject to your risk appetite, and operations while within Ghana.

All clients receive free access to our eLearning Travel Security course ExploreSecure®

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FAQ’s for Secure Travel to Ghana

Is Ghana Dangerous for business travelers?2020-12-14T09:08:51-05:00

Any travel within Africa has security complications, including Ghana.  Violent crime is beginning to rise, as is opportunistic crime such as theft, fraud, and robbery.  However, in comparison to other African countries, the risk of crime against foreign visitors is relatively minimal.  The threat from terrorism is considered low, but cannot be ruled out.

Can security be armed in Ghana?2020-12-14T06:02:50-05:00

No, private security cannot be armed in Ghana in accordance with the Ministry of Interior’s current regulations.  At present, armed security in Ghana is not commensurate with risk.  If there is a change in the security situation, armed security would be provided with current or former Ghana military who hold and carry the relevant license and training.

Can Armored Vehicles be used in Ghana?2020-12-14T05:15:11-05:00

Yes, but they are not very common as often not commensurate with risk. Most business travelers or NGO travel in Ghana utilize softskin SUVs.

What is the biggest danger in Ghana?2020-12-14T09:35:32-05:00

The biggest risk to business travelers in Accra and across Ghana is road traffic incidents. Local drivers do not abide by the rules of the road, and police enforce traffic laws unevenly, even in major cities. Excessive speeding, unpredictable driving behavior, and lack of adherence to basic safety standards for local vehicles are widespread.

Do I need private security when traveling in Ghana?2020-12-14T06:25:50-05:00

The most often used security service is that of a security driver for airport transfers and day to day transportation. Often business travelers utilize a protection officer to facilitate with logistics, local knowledge and as a deterrent to opportunistic criminals.

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