International Election Consultant Madam Charlotte Osei has revealed that one of her biggest fear was being captured by the Talibans while on an international assignment in Afghanistan.
Speaking on Accra-based Joy FM on monitored by MyNewsGh.com, she disclosed that she was least scared while traveling from Dubai to Kabul on a mission with others.
She however revealed that during a ‘Safe Training’ on does and don’t when captured by Talibans was what scared her most.
“Training on if you are captured by the Talibans what to do and what not to do. The training kept me very worried. They actually laughed at me but I told them I knew this is supposed to make me safer but it is actually made me more worried”, she revealed.
On specifics as to what made her more worried, she disclosed “if go through your training you realize that there is much that is out of your control. But if you are captured by the Talibans what can you do? You stay calm follow instructions and just wait to be saved by the UN. That is not very comforting”, she stressed.
The Former Chairperson of Ghana also recounted a close shave with Talibans who were armed to the teeth close to the UN Headquarters.
“I know there was one day we were coming back from the office and my office was 45 minutes drive from the UN compound so it’s always called for a little anxiety and apprehension. Even when you always going in an armored vehicle it should always be in a convoy. So from nowhere, we saw a group of young men about 20 people all holding AK47s, they looked scary. I did not see the driver react so he said this was a local gang. They are walking in front of the car and they just parted and we drove through. I was heart-pounding”, she revealed.