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 utilizing our services get free access to the ExploreSecure® Travel Security Training.
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 to business travellers, NGOs, and the Energy Sector 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.
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. Also, to support the team on the ground, we provide a 24/7 Global Security Operation Centre (GSOC) which is monitored by a Senior Manager. The GSOC follows and analyses the situation on the ground and plays a vital role in crisis management and security-related solutions.
We provide security transfers for a range of business travelers and private groups in Accra, Ghana. ETS facilitate secure airport transfers to/from hotel to include meet and greet services and smooth, safe transportation on arrival and for departure. Our local security drivers and well-maintained SUV type vehicles can also be supplemented with security officers if preferred.