The Ghana Navy, the marine branch of the Ghana Armed Forces now has its history properly recorded in its Navy@60 history book launched at the Burma Hall in Burma Camp here in Accra.
The Ghana can now boast of a rich recorded history as it launched it book during it maiden 60th anniversary celebrations. The Navy, established by an act of Parliament on 29th July 1959 during the Premiership of Osagyefo
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah has for the past 60 years, protected and defended Ghana’s territorial integrity on its marine waters. Speaking at the event, the Chief of naval staff, Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, highlighted how the Ghana Navy, throughout the years, have guarded Ghana’s marine economic interest despite logistical challenges.
After the unveiling of the Navy’s 60th Anniversary logo, and a lawyer, Issah Adam briefly explained the book’s content, Dr. Kwesi Aning, a research fellow and lecturer at the Kofi Annan International peacekeeping Training Center, reviewed the book in his address.
The guest of honour who doubles as Speaker of Parliament Mike Ocquaye, revealed how Ghana cannot underestimate the role of the navy especially in protecting Ghana’s oceanic resources from organized crime such as piracy.
He then officially launched the anniversary book.