Coastal conference to develop Ghana’s defence sector

The coastal and maritime surveillance Africa conference being organized by the Ghana Navy in partnership with the International Quality and Production Centre (IQPC) would contribute to the development of the defence sector through technology and knowledge transfer.

The conference is scheduled to begin from Monday 17th March to Thursday 20th March, 2014 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

A statement signed by Lieutenant Commander M. A. Larbi, Deputy Director Protocol for Public Relations and copied to Ghana News Agency Wednesday said that, the event being the first of its kind hosted in Africa is expected to create an opportunity for the education of military personnel in global best practices.

‘’It would build the platform for the private sector to invest and do business in Ghana’’, it noted.

According to the statement, the conference would also place special emphasis on the effective utilisation of maritime and coastal surveillance systems to fight against the illegal use of the Gulf of Guinea maritime domain.

It also seeks to bring together chiefs of Navies and Air forces across Africa, international maritime experts and global defence industries to share ideas and deliberate on maritime security issues facing the Africa continent. GNA


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