Students of the Zimbabwe Staff College (ZSC) Course 32 have paid a week study visit to Ghana from Wednesday 21 August to Wednesday 28 August 2019.
The 26 member delegation which comprises of 4 Directing Staff and 18 students of which 4 are allied students from Zambia, Malawi and Nigeria was led by the Deputy Commandant of the Zimbabwe Staff College, Gp Capt Winnie Mandeya.
According to the Deputy Commandant the visit was aimed at introducing the students of the Senior Division to a broad perspective of National and International Affairs.
Gp Capt Mandeya further said the tour was also intended to provide students the opportunity to undertake an in depth study of Ghana. This was to enable students gain a better understanding of the Political, Socio Economic and Defense policies of Ghana with a view to recognizing areas of potential collaboration between Ghana and Zimbabwe.
She added that the tour would also help the students to do an assessment of nation on policies aimed at mobilizing resources that would create the needed atmosphere for the rapid integration of African continent.
Welcoming the delegation to Ghana on behalf of the Chief of Staff (COS) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Maj Gen Oppong Peprah, the Director Training of the GAF, Cdre S Angmor, said he is not surprised that the Zimbabwe Staff College has chosen Ghana for the students tour due to the good relationship between both countries have for so many years and hoped that their study tour would be fruitful.
Plaques were also presented to them as a sign of the good ties between the two countries.
During their one week study tour, the students visited the Ministry of Defence (MOD), Ghana Armed Force Command and Staff College (GAFCSC). They then toured places like the Osu Castle, Cape Coast Castle, Kakum National park, Akosombo Dam and the Cocoa Processing Company at Tema.