Ghana military delegation begins Africa-wide tour in Sierra Leone
Monday, April 15, 2019
Ghana military delegation begins Africa-wide tour in Sierra Leone

African Daily Voice

Nineteen military officers from Ghana’s Armed Forces Command and Staff College are in Sierra Leone on their first leg of a continental tour, ADV learns here Sunday.

The delegation which will spend a week in Sierra Leone on Saturday upon arrival with met with President Julius Maada Bio.

A statement from the Presidency in Freetown in Sunday said the Ghanaian military delegation was on a “study course” and will familiarize itself with contemporary issues in the unnamed countries they will visit.

Welcoming the delegation, Sierra Leone’s President and a former military General, described the visit as “timely in light of efforts to reintegrate the sub region.”

He went on further to say that such visits would allow citizens to learn more about the situation in sister countries.

“We live in a highly interconnected world today, so such an exercise will provide a rich experience in learning about the culture of other countries and why other people do things differently.

“We live in a highly interconnected world today, so such an exercise will provide a rich experience in learning about the culture of other countries and why other people do things differently.

“I find this exercise very important for the world that lies ahead of us. The military is a unique profession and I am very proud of it,” said Bio.

Sierra Leone’s Deputy Minister of Defense, Rtd. Colonel Simeon Sheriff said the visit was part of an annual Africa wide tour that’s designed to enhance the officers’ view on global affairs with emphasis on the African continent and to analyse the factors and potential areas of bilateral and multilateral cooperation between the two countries.

The theme for this year’s study tour is “Fostering an Inclusive and Sustainable Development Agenda for Africa”.

The Ghanaian delegation team leader, Moses Kwado Beick Baffour, said the visit was a testament of the long-standing relationship between the two countries, expressing hope for further collaboration.