W/shop on Ghana’s participation in UN operations underway

Mr Henry Quartey(middle) Minister for the Interior with the participants

Mr Henry Quartey(middle) Minister for the Interior with the participants

A three-day workshop to deliberate on Domestic Security Implications of Ghana’s (D-SIP) participation in UN operations and its impact on the country’s security  begun in Accra yesterday.

The project, funded by the Danish government would run for five years, from August 2018 to July 2023.

The workshop is being organised by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPC) in collaboration with the Danish government and the Institute of African Studies (IAS) of the University of Ghana.

The Deputy Minister for the Interior, Henry Quaye, said in adherence to the constitution and the country’s standings with the UN and ECOWAS, Ghana over the years committed to contributing security mechanisms in maintaining global peace and stability.

Recounting the rich history of Ghana in pursuit for world peace and security, the deputy minister said it was the country’s aim to inspire peace in Ghana, Africa and the world at large.

Mr Quaye noted that although the nation’s contribution to global peace was paramount, there had been a limited study on how the international assignment had affected the nation locally

He assured that the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Defense would provide the necessary support to maintain continuous peace in the country.

The Air vice Marshall (AVM) Griffith Santrofi Evans, Commandant of KAIPTC, expressed gratitude that Ghana was the centrepiece of the project due to its long partnership with the UN.

AVM Evans was optimistic that the project would offer insights of peace and state-building as Ghana played a vital role in peacekeeping.

BY David Takyi

 

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