THE government of the United States (U.S.) of America has donated two new security ships to the Ghana Navy to improve maritime security in Ghana’s territorial waters and the Gulf of Guinea
US Ambassador, Virginia Palmer joined President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday September 9 to commission the new ships.
“Piracy and illegal fishing pose a persistent threat to Ghana’s prosperity. These 86-foot ships will help the Ghana Navy increase patrols to address these threats,” said Palmer at the commission event at the Naval Base Sekondi.
Following sea trials and joint training with the U.S. Navy, the ships were commissioned into the Ghana Navy this morning. The United States and Ghana are working together to address maritime security concerns in the Gulf of Guinea through joint training, technical assistance, financial support, and naval exercises.
Visiting the Naval Training Command (NAVTRAC) last month, Ambassador Palmer announced more than $6 million for construction, equipment, and training for the Ghana Navy.
The United States strongly supports Ghana’s leading role in regional security and peacekeeping. The United States strongly supports Ghana’s leading role in regional security and peacekeeping. In 2023, the United States will provide $20 million in training, equipment, and technical assistance for the Ghana Armed Forces.