The President of Guinea-Bissau and newly elected Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) – His Excellency (HE) Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embalo, has visited the Ghana Company (GHANCOY 1), serving with the ECOWAS Stabilization Support Mission in Guinea-Bissau (ESSMGB).

The visit took place at the GHANCOY camp, within the Presidential Palace, Bissau, on Monday 4th July 2022, upon the President’s return from the 61st Ordinary Session of Authority of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government summit, held in Accra on Sunday, 3rd July, 2022, where he was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Subregional Bloc.                    

During the visit to GHANCOY 1 camp, HE Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embalo indicated that the visit was to officially welcome the Unit on behalf of the People of Guinea-Bissau, his Presidency, and in his role as ECOWAS Chairman, in order to update himself with information regarding the well-being of troops since their deployment to Guinea-Bissau on 24th June, 2022.


The Combat Team Commander of ESSMGB-GHANCOY 1 – Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) David Korsah, welcomed the President and briefed him on activities of the Company, assuring him of the Unit’s operational readiness and unflinching support to him to ensure his safety and security.

He further expressed his appreciation to the President for his accelerated efforts and commitment towards camp development, as well as seeking comfort for the Ghanaian troops.

The ECOWAS Chairman commended the Combat Team Commander and his troops for the great work done so far and stated that his doors are always opened to ensure the smooth stay of Ghanaian troops in Guinea-Bissau.