The United States of America (USA) has partnered with the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to build pre-deployment training capacity at the Bundase Training Camp.
As part of the training, U.S Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan handed over a Motorola radio communication network for use by the Ghana Armed Forces at Bundase Training Camp
The equipment provides the Ghana Armed Forces with critical communications capabilities that will enhance their pre-deployment training in advance of United Nations Peacekeeping Missions.
Speaking at a brief ceremony organized to highlight the official transfer of the equipment, U.S Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan noted Ghana’s outstanding position in dealing with peacekeeping matters.
“When it comes to peacekeeping, the Ghana Armed Forces are always at the ready. Ghana’s soldiers, sailors, and airmen, and women play a critical role in regional stability and continue to raise the standard for professionalism in the conduct of peacekeeping missions. The U.S. Embassy is proud to partner with the Ghana Armed Forces on this and many other endeavors,” she said.
In his acceptance speech, Chief of Army Staff Major General Thomas Oppong-Pepprah expressed gratitude to the United States through its Ambassador to Ghana.
The package, valued at $300,000, was funded through the US Department of State Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) and included installation and new equipment training.
US Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI)
Global Peace Operations Initiative is a State Department-funded U.S. government security assistance program focused on strengthening the international capacity and capabilities of partner countries and regional organizations to execute United Nations and regional peace operations.
GPOI’s mission is to enhance partner countries’ self-sufficient peace operations proficiencies and build the capacity of the UN and regional organizations to conduct such missions.
The United States has partnered for over two decades with the Ghana Armed Forces in supporting capacity-building efforts for peacekeeping missions and regional stability operations.