The United States Government partnered with Ghana Armed Forces to build pre-deployment training capacity building at Bundase Training Camp. As part of the partnership, the United States Embassy in Ghana provided a new Motorola radio communication network for use by the Ghana Armed Forces at Bundase Training Camp. The equipment included 100 very high frequency (VHF) hand-held Motorola phones and 10 repeaters. The repeaters are imbedded into a network capable of covering a wide area in terms of space or scope and will complement the operations of the GAF at the Bundase Training Camp.

The package, valued at $300,000, was funded through the US Department of State Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) and included installation and new equipment training for technicians of the First Company Signal Regiment. The equipment provides the Ghana Armed Forces with critical communications capabilities that will enhance their pre-deployment training in advance of United Nations Peacekeeping Missions.

The United States has partnered for over two decades with the Ghana Armed Forces in supporting capacity building efforts for peacekeeping missions and regional stability operations. In her remarks, US Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan commented that the partnership between the U.S. Embassy and the Ghana Armed Forces reflects the enduring security cooperation relationship between the United States and Ghana.

“When it comes to peacekeeping, the Ghana Armed Forces are always at the ready. Ghana’s soldiers, sailors, and airmen and women play a critical role in regional stability and continue to raise the standard for professionalism in the conduct of peacekeeping missions. The U.S. Embassy is proud to partner with the Ghana Armed Forces on this and many other endeavors.”

Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan, US Ambassador to Ghana

GPOI is a State Department-funded U.S. government security assistance program focused on strengthening the international capacity and capabilities of partner countries and regional organizations to execute United Nations and regional peace operations. GPOI’s mission is to enhance partner countries’ self-sufficient peace operations proficiencies and build the capacity of the UN and regional organizations to conduct such missions.