Government Is Committed To peace, Stability

Fraser III, interacts with Mark Owen Woyongo, Minister of Defence.The Minister of Defence, Mark  Woyongo, has re-affirmed gov-ernment’s commitment to ensuring peace and stability to enhance the growth of the country’s economy.

That, he said, were the basic tenets for   investor confidence and economic prosperity. Mr. Woyongo, according to a statement issued and signed by Major M. A. Larbi, of Directorate of Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), said these on Thursday, when General William M. Fraser III Commander of US Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), paid a courtesy call on him at his office, in Accra.

The statement said the Minister catalogued the Millennium Challenge Account and other social and military assistance programmes from which the country had benefitted from the US as a result of the healthy relations between the two nations.

Mr. Woyongo was also said to have called for more assistance in the areas of logistics and training, stressing the need for deeper cooperation between Ghana and US.

The statement noted that the effective collaboration between the two nations, in fighting drug trafficking, had led to drastic reduction of the menace in the country and called for more support in the fight against terrorism.

Gen. Frasier for his part, according to the statement, expressed satisfaction in partnership between the two militaries.
“The State Partnership Programme has been extremely successful over the years and this has given us the opportunity to understand your requirements and the ability to prioritise means of addressing them,” the statement quoted Gen. Frasier as saying.

Earlier, Gen William paid a similar visit to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Michael Samson-Oje at his office at Burma Camp, where he commended the GAF for its active participation in UN Missions and called for more joint training between the two forces.

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