Ghana To Train Special Forces

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Government is planning to establish what Vice President Bawumia has described as 'a forward operating base' at the western border and to train and equip Special Forces for emerging maritime threats.He says, "There is growing awareness that the vast resources and potential in the Gulf of Guinea are being undermined by multifaceted domestic, regional and international threats and vulnerabilities.

"Speaking at the 'Coastal and Maritime Surveillance Africa Conference and Defence Exhibition' in Accra yesterday, the vice president stressed the need to protect the country's territorial waters against pirates and other potential threats, in view of the discovery of oil and its production.Considering the fact that two Floating Production, Storage and Offloadings (FPSOs) have been stationed at the Jubilee and TEN Fields to process and export crude oil and the fact that the third one for the Sankofa Field is currently on its way and would be arriving in the country soon, he noted, "These together with several Mobile Drilling Units and Seismic Activities ongoing offshore makes our Maritime Domain a critical national asset with its attendant vulnerabilities.

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