The European Union has fulfilled its commitment by delivering 105 militarized vehicles to aid Ghana in addressing the rising threats of terrorism and extremism in West Africa.
The European Union, other military equipment will be delivered soon – summing up the military aid to €20million.
In a vibrant ceremony in Accra, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security, Josep Borell Fontelles, announced that the equipment delivery marks the conclusion of efforts to enhance Ghana’s security sector. This initiative is part of a comprehensive €616 million package aimed at bolstering defense and security for four coastal countries along the Gulf of Guinea.
“The spill-over of terrorist activities from the Sahel to Gulf of Guinea countries is something that is happening now; and this reality has to be faced by our partners like you, but not alone. We have to face it together. We heard your call, Mr. President, at the UN General Assembly last month where you requested more international solidarity in the fight against conflict and violent extremism. We in the European Union are ready to answer this call” he said.
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, upon receiving the delivery, emphasized that this gesture underscores Ghana’s enduring relationship with the European Union based on shared interests.
“I assure His Excellency Mr. Josep Borell Fontelles and the European Union that Ghana is committed to utilizing these resources – including the militarized vessels – for the agreed purposes, which include securing our northern frontiers against terrorist incursions. Ghana stands ready to continue collaborating with the European Union to safeguard our mutual security interests, particularly in the West African region,” President Akufo-Addo expressed.