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SOURCE Global Guardian
ARLINGTON, Va., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Guardian, the international security and emergency evacuation firm has added Ghana to the list of countries where it provides personnel tracking, emergency response, security, intelligence, medical support, and evacuation services.
The firm's security and emergency response coverage includes Ghana's largest cities and most popular tourist destinations including Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, Akosmobo, Volta Lake, Mole National Park and Kakum National Park.
"Ghana was the logical next step in expanding our coverage in Western Africa," said Dale Buckner, the CEO of Global Guardian. "The country has become a pillar of stability in the region. We've seen a lot of interest in Ghana as a place to establish a business footprint on the continent and more of our clients traveling to the country."
In addition to Ghana, Global Guardian's current sub-Saharan Africa coverage includes Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The firm plans to expand its coverage on the continent to another twelve countries by the end of 2014.
With the recent and increasingly frequent attacks by the terrorist groups Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al-Shabaab in Kenya, Ghana has become an attractive alternative for international investors. "If the violence and terrorism continues to escalate in Kenya and Nigeria, there is a real risk to stability in both countries. It's important for businesses operating in either country to have sound risk management and emergency plans in place to help ensure the safety of their employees," said Buckner.
About Global Guardian
Global Guardian provides personnel tracking, emergency response, security, intelligence, medical support, and evacuation services in 30 emerging markets. Global Guardian's suite of risk mitigation services provides organizations with an innovative and cost effective solution to help them protect their most valuable asset – people.
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