23-28 July 2018. A twenty-two member delegation led by the Commandant of the Nigerian Naval War College Course 2, Rear Admiral Thaddeus Christopher Udofia have undertaken a 5 day study and familiarization tour in Ghana from Monday 23 to Friday 28 July, 2018.
The delegation comprised Six Faculty Members, Two Administrative Staff and Fourteen Participants.
The tour which formed part of the Course Curriculum of the College was to expose the participants to comparative understanding of operational theory and concept of maritime security in Africa and was under the theme “combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing towards enhancing maritime security; lessons from Nigeria.”
The delegation visited the Square in Accra were they were received by the Minister for Defence, Honourable Dominic Nitiwul and briefed on the organisation, mission, role and mandate of the Ministry.
The team also visited the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and were received by the Chief of the Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Obed Boamah Akwa. Thereafter, they visited the Naval Headquarters at Burma Camp where they were taken to the Maritime Operation Centre (MOC) and exposed to the Maritime Domain Awareness Tools and their means of communication.
They also visited to the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) at Kpeshi, Regional Maritime Academy and the Eastern Naval Command, Ministry of Fisheries and Aqua Culture, the National Security Secretariat, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Multinational Maritime Coordination Centre; Zone F (MMCC) at the Osu Castle where they were briefed on the various tasks undertaken by these reputable institutions.
They visited Cocoa Processing Company, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GHAPOHA), both in Tema, as well as the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra, Kakum National Park and the Elmina Castle in Cape Coast.