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Feb 26, 2018

Director General of the Ghana Maritime Authority, Mr. Kwame Owusu, has commended the Commandant and the staff of theGhana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) for their role in training students and other professionals on the potentials of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ-200nm of coastal line that Ghana has the exclusive right over fishing, drilling and other economic maritime activities).  

The 13th EEZ Management and Operations Course, which was a week-long programme began at GAFCSC on Monday February 12 and ended on Friday February, 16 2018.

Participants of the Course comprised of 58 regular students of GAFCSC “Senior Course 39 and 20”, as well as external participants from the Ministries, Departments and Agencies. Others included in “Course 39 and 20” were some senior military officers from neighbouring countries such as Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Cameroun.

‘We cannot over-emphasize the need for a dialogue when it comes to maritime security issues if we want to sustain the economic potentials of our great and well-endowed countries’. The Director General said this at the closing ceremony of the 13th Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Management and Operations Course held in Accra.

The aim of the course was to provide professionals in the maritime industry, and affiliated stakeholers with the background knowledge required for the effective EEZ management and operations.

He reminded the participants that no scale of effort or sacrifice was too small to shape interest in the EEZ for the prosperity of the people and generations to come.

Mr. Owusu said ‘I want to congratulate you; the Commandant and the amiable Staff for maintain the ‘margin of excellence’ in this College’.

Mr. Owusu commended Resource persons for their support towards the course as well as other stakeholders whose support made the programme successful.

Resource persons for the course were drawn from GAFCSC, the Ghana Navy, Regional Maritime University, University of Ghana and GIMPA.

The external participants were drawn from the Ghana Maritime Authority Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Regional Maritime University, GTV, NACOB, EPA, University of Ghana, Ghana Marine Police and Fisheries Commission among others.

The subject areas covered included: International Maritime Law, Maritime Threats, Search and Rescue at Sea, Fishery Resources in Ghana's EEZ, Meteorology and Oceanography, Oil Spillage Response.



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