GPHA upgrades security surveillance at Tema Port

Tema, June 24, GNA - The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has upgraded its technological surveillance system at the Tema Port to provide it with an efficient security monitoring.

As part of the upgrade, its video management systems had been enhanced, in addition to the rehabilitation of the Camera Control Room, and the procurement of modern security equipment.

Colonel Emmanuel Nyante, Tema Port Security Manager said to complement the technological upgrade, 20 security personnel had also undergone a two-week training to acquire the requisite skills to man the facilities.

He mentioned that the upgraded security facilities would add-up to the efficiency of its security surveillance at the Tema Port which the country’s biggest commercial port.

“Already there were cameras deployed all around the port but now we have more cameras. Now playbacks will be more reliable since most of the cameras have been replaced and when there’s an incident anywhere in the port it will be easy to access”, he noted.

Mr Francis Donkor, Corporate IT Manager of GPHA, said to prevent possible abuse of the security system, checks and controls had been put in place to ensure that such abuses were impossible.

He said there were adequate controls in place to make sure that footages were not leaked indicating that even if there were any leaks, measures had been put in place to detect who actually perpetrated the act.”