Mr James Heappey (left) presents keys to the cars to Vice Admiral Seth Amoama while British High Commissioner to Ghana Harriet Thompson looks on

The British government through its High Commission in Ghana on Thursday, December 7, donated  8 ambulances to the Ghana Armed Forces at a ceremony at Burma Camp in Accra 

The donation, which is part of the UK-Ghana annual security dialogue partnership will help improve medical services delivery in the five regions of the north.

The vehicles were presented to Vice Admiral Seth Amoama by UK's Minister for the Armed Forces James Heappey and the British High Commission to Ghana Harriet Thompson.

The gesture is a demonstration of bilateral collaboration and commitment to strengthening the UK-Ghana security partnership to help improve Ghana Armed Forces' medical outreach in the northern border regions.

The event was witnessed by representatives of the UK government and senior officers from the Ghana Armed Forces, showcasing a collaborative effort to bolster peace and security in Ghana's northern regions.

Ghana, like her neighbours appreciate the importance of civilian cooperation in the northern regions as the Armed Forces work alongside Non-Governmental Organisations to tackle violent extremism.

The ambulances are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to aid the Ghana Armed Forces in their medical operations under the UK-Ghana Civilian Military Cooperation Programme.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Mr James Heappey said Ghana is a key partner for the UK, as they work together to tackle shared challenges from violent extremism in the Sahel to maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea.

He said this donation underscores the strong partnership between the UK and Ghana.

“We are proud to contribute to Ghana Armed Forces' capacity to protect and serve its civilians in the 5 Northern regions to counter violent extremism, and we will continue to foster long-lasting partnerships through our annual security dialogue”.

The ambulances will be distributed in the Wa, Bolgatanga, Sandema Mechanical Brigade Headquarters and the Armoured Regimental Headquarters in Damango respectively.

The UK continues to work closely with the Ghana Armed Forces to support Ghana's leadership position in the sub-region and to strengthen the capability of Ghanaian security services to take the lead in responding to instability in the region, particularly those related to that of violent extremists emanating from the Sahel.

Oh his part, Vice Admiral Seth Amoama expressed his appreciation to the UK government for the support. He assured the vehicles will be put the good use to serve the overall  purpose.

About the UK-Ghana Security Dialogue

The UK-Ghana Security Dialogue is one of the many platforms that showcases the UK and Ghana’s longstanding relationship, particularly in defence and security.

The relationship is underpinned by shared principles of democratic governance and respect for international humanitarian and human rights law as well as mutual concerns about regional instability and a desire to support regional and international peace and security.

The governments of both countries affirm their commitment to the partnership in the face of complex and evolving regional and global threats including terrorism, conflict, human trafficking, serious and organised crimes, drug trafficking, cyber-crime, piracy, and recognising the prominent role Ghana plays in countering these threats.

Through these annual dialogues, the UK and Ghana agree to enhance strong existing cooperation in the areas of defence cooperation and maritime security, serious and organised crime, drug trafficking, human trafficking and border security, countering terrorism and violent extremism.

They also seek to promote civil-military cooperation, human security led approaches to mitigating risks of instability, combating misinformation and disinformation, and effective use of intelligence to address transnational security threats.

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