The Departmental Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations of the National Assembly of Kenya have paid a courtesy call on the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament.
Spokesperson of the delegation from Kenya commended Ghana for measures put in place to ensure that its borders are secured.
The leader of the Departmental Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations of the National Assembly of Kenya indicated that reason for their meeting with Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament is to inquire and report on all matters relating to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya and Missions abroad that include budget, staffing, welfare, performance etc.
The group also commended Ghana for its apt Covid 19 test at the Airport stating that at Kenya Airport, Covid 19 test takes 24hours before one can get results but coming to Ghana, it took them less than an hour to get tested and all.
The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament, Honourable Bryan Acheampong expressed gratitude for the good relations between Ghana and Kenya.
He noted that the Defence and Interior Ministries of Ghana play vital roles with regards to the country’s security.
According to him, issues regarding interior within the last four years has seen a major improvement because the number of personnel deployed increased from 30,000 to close to 40,000 across the country.
“We have built more military houses, added close to about 700 vehicles to the military police stock and the moral of the police is coming back up. This administration is building on successful administration to ensure that our Internal security in terms of the police force is at status quo, we are not there yet but we scheduling a plan based on what the government is doing.”
Making reference to the launch of the National Security Strategy by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Hon Acheampong said it is holistic document to deal with both Internal and External security in a way that brings all the security agencies together at one central location.