Maritime security enhanced as Ghana opens refurbished ECOWAS Coordination Centre

Maritime Security in West Africa will in few days receive a major boost with the opening of a newly refurbished, ECOWAS Multinational Maritime Coordination Center in Ghana.

The centre which will be situated in Osu will serve ‘ZONE F’ countries including Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Togo.

A similar infrastructure exists in Cotonou, Benin Republic, to respond to Security threats and other maritime issues along the territorial waters of ‘ZONE E’ countries which includes  Niger, Benin and Nigeria on the Gulf of Guinea.

The new centre has been revamped with U.K funding. Naval personnel in the region will receive enhanced training from the new facility. Below is the full press statement on the project.

Source: Ghana/ Gbikpo

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