Akufo-Addo commissions patrol ships for Navy, Ghana Maritime

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has inaugurated two Boundary Class Ships and a versatile oil spillage detection vessel for the Western Naval Command and the Ghana Maritime Authority, respectively.

These ships, generously provided by the United States government, are aimed at enhancing security and safety in Ghana’s territorial waters.

Expressing gratitude for the U.S. government’s support in bolstering Ghana’s maritime security, the President affirmed his government’s dedication to safeguarding the nation’s marine resources.

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Engineer Michael Kwaw Nunoo, the Western Regional Marine Surveyor of the Ghana Maritime Authority, highlighted the enhanced efficiency that the multi-purpose vessel would bring to their operations.

This announcement was made by the President during the launch of the 2023/2024 cocoa season in Tepa, Ashanti Region. This decision to increase maritime security resources follows growing calls from cocoa farmers for higher cocoa prices to combat smuggling and illegal mining on their lands.

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