The Chief of Staff (COS) of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Major General Prince Johnson III, has paid a working visit to the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) from Wednesday 13 October to Friday 25 October 2019.
The purpose of the visit was to discuss with the Military High Command a proposed secondment of two trained Liberian Pilots to GAF to acquire operational flight experience whilst awaiting establishment of AFL Air Wing and also to discuss among others how best GAF would have a joint Military training with AFL in the Jungle Warfare School (JWS).
Maj Gen Johnson III first called on the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Lieutenant General Obed Boamah Akwa at his office in Burma Camp. He thanked the CDS and the three Service Commanders who were present, for receiving him in Ghana. He expressed his appreciation on how Ghana has contributed to peace building in Liberia during its civil war.
Maj Gen Johnson III was hopeful his visit, would strengthen the already existing bilateral relation between both forces as well as countries.
The CDS in turn assured Maj Gen Johnson III that GAF would do its best to aid Liberia to establish its Air Force Wing on the facilities available for such training.
The COS then visited the Air Force Base in Accra where he was met by the Base Commander, Group Capt J Adu-Gyamfi who briefed him on the operational activities of Ghana Air Force and later conducted him around the Base.
He also visited the Military Academy Training Schools (MATS) and Army Training Command (ATRAC) where he was given a joint briefing on the overview of training in GAF. This was conducted by the MATS Commandant, Maj Gen W Omane-Agyekum.
He also visited the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) where there was a presentation on the vision, mission, achievements as well as the organogram of the Centre by Commandant, Maj Gen Francis Ofori and his staff.
The Liberia COS then toured the Multinational Maritime Coordination Centre Zone F at the Osu Castle in Accra and the Jungle Warfare School in Achiase.
He was accompanied by his PA, Flt Lt Jerreck Dwanah.