U.S. and Ghana Host 4th Security Governance Initiative Steering Committee Meeting

Accra, Ghana – On Tuesday September 18, representatives from the governments of the United States of America and Ghana participated in the 4th Security Governance Initiative (SGI) Steering Committee Meeting at the Marriott Hotel in Accra. SGI focus area leads briefed Steering Committee members on progress and next steps.


Ghana National Security Coordinator, Joshua Kyeremeh, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Christopher J. Lamora, and United States Ambassador (retired) Michael Arietti delivered opening remarks, underscoring both nations’ commitment to improving security sector governance in Ghana.


SGI is a partnership between the Government of Ghana and the United States aimed at improving the effectiveness of Ghana’s security sector. The United States also has SGI partnerships with Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Tunisia. Under SGI, in 2016 Ghana and the United States signed a Joint Country Action Plan (JCAP), which identified three priority areas of the partnership: Maritime Security, Border Security, and Cyber Security.  A fourth cross-cutting theme, Administration of Justice, provides holistic coverage on the range of issues that impact these sectors.