The following measures are to be taken note of as a citizen of Ghana and foreigners within Ghana for safety.
These few security tips will guard your daily activities henceforth because the current state of insecurity in the country and the African sub-region is alarming and we need to face reality and confront it squarely.
The only person to trust now in this country is yourself and your God. Therefore, to avoid being a victim of kidnapping, please study and practice the following security tips and share them with your loved ones now to save them from harm.
Tip 1. Never use car stickers that say where you work, especially if you have a prestigious job.
Tip 2. Never share pictures of your kids in their school uniforms or badges. Protect your kids.
Tip 3. When you attend parties, don’t let the band get you so high that you start spraying money. Use an envelope.
Tip 4. Don’t be the one that tries to empty the ATM by making large withdrawals. You don’t need 50k in your wallet to feel like a man.
Tip 5. Always delete your bank transaction notifications, especially SMS, you really can memorize your bank balance. Shred your POS/ATM receipts.
Tip 6. Don’t go jogging while it’s dark, you really should be smarter than that. If you can, get someone trusted as a company.
Tip 7. Always lock your doors, even if you’re only going out to switch off your generator.
Tip 8. NEVER EVER WEAR YOUR ID outside your workplace. No one needs to know where you work. Your ID identifies you to clients at the workplace and not the outside.
Tip 9. Be accountable to your spouse or parents, and let someone (close relative) know where you are at every point in time.
Tip 10. As much as you can, don’t send kids alone on errands outside your house, they are soft targets.
Tip 11. Don’t try to show that you are the richest in the neighborhood by making large donations in your estate meetings, learn modesty.
Tip 12. When you give, give with modesty and privately, learn to say, “I can’t spare that amount now”.
Tip 13. Don’t stay late in your office long after closing hours. That deadline work can be done later or at home if you wish.
Tip 14. Make safety the number one factor in your decision always.
Tip 15. Mind what you post about yourself on social media.
Tip 16. Never make any attempt to open your gate/door to even your child, brother, or any relative at the night, particularly on dead nights (especially when you least expect them), they might be used to get you easily. No matter what just tell them, till in the morning. Simply project yourself.
May God keep and protect us all as we also apply discretion.
It is important you share this now, someone somewhere may need this today, please keep sharing. You are saving someone by sharing this today.
By Dr Kwesi Biney, Security Analyst (0203624596)