United States, GAF partner to build capacity at Bundase Training Camp
The United States Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan and Chief of Army Staff Major General Thomas Oppong-Pepprah, last Friday, participated in a ceremony highlighting the official transfer of a Motorola radio communication network for use by the Ghana Armed Forces at Bundase Training Campin the Greater Accra Region
The package, valued at $300,000, was funded through the Department of State Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) and included installation and new equipment training.
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.
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.
Ambassador Sullivan, in her remarks, said the partnership between the U.S. Embassy and the Ghana Armed Forces reflected the enduring security cooperation relationship between the United States and Ghana, adding that the U.S. Embassy was “proud to partner with the Ghana Armed Forces on this and many other endeavours.”
“When it comes to peacekeeping, the Ghana Armed Forces are always 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,” she said.
GPOI is a State Department-funded U.S. Government security assistance programme focused on strengthening the international capacity and capabilities of partner countries and regional organisations 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 organisations to conduct such missions.
Bundase Radio Donation-1.jpg: U.S. Ambasador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan presenting Army Staff Major General Thomas Oppong-Pepprah the official transfer of a Motorola radio communication network for use by the Ghana Armed Forces at Bundase Training Camp.
Bundase Radio Donation-4.jpg: U.S. Ambasador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan welcomed onto Bundase Training Camp.
By Spectator Reporter