The Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) has ended the 2019 Defence Management Course on Friday 5 July 2019 at Teshie.
The Defence Management Course was aimed at exposing uniformed and civilian personnel to security issues and principles relevant in improving the governance and management of national defence.
The Guest of Honour for the closing ceremony, Commandant, Ghana Military Academy and Training School (MATS), Maj Gen Williams Omane-Agyekum said defence was important as it strives towards providing public security against external threats. He added that defence management contributed to good governance which demanded strong adherence to transparency and accountability at organisational levels.
Maj Gen Omane-Agyekum noted that the increasing sophistication and illusive nature of the threats in today’s world made it a more delicate process, thus, training in the management of defence and security was a critical requirement for every nation.
He revealed that the effective collaboration amongst the Academia, government institutions and private sector had driving forces for development in the advanced countries entreating GAFCSC to have effective collaboration with other academic institutions to develop and run practical programmes such as the Defence Management Course.
Maj Gen Omane-Agyekum applauded GAFCSC for successively bringing together agencies to deliberate upon and seek common ways to address issues of national concern.
He expressed gratitude to the resource personnel, Dr Laura Cleary and Dr Zaidi from Cranfield University for their immense contributions for the success of the Course.