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Defense Minister visits KAIPTC

Defense Minister visits KAIPTC
19 May 2017

The Minister for Defense, Honorable Dominic Nitiwul, as part of a familiarization visit to the 5 Garrisson, called on the Executive Management Committee of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), to get himself acquainted with the operations of the Centre.
After a detailed brief on the activities of the Centre by Mrs. Rosemond Aryeetey, Head of the Corporate Affairs Unit, the honorable minister was taken on a tour of the Centre, where he inspected the progress of work on a Training and Academic Block currently under construction. Hon. Nitiwul was very impressed with quality and progress of work done so far.

The honorable minister was in the company of his Deputy, Hon Major Derrick Oduro, the Chief Director of the Ministry, Dr. E.A Dzikum, the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), Lt Gen OB Akwa, the Chief of Army Staff, Major General William Ayamdo, the Chief of Air Staff, AVM MM Nagai, the Chief of Staff, General Headquarters, R/Adm Beick – Baffour, and other Senior Staff officers from the General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces and Ministry of Defense.

For further information, please contact the Corporate Affairs Unit of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) on 0302-718200 ext 1104/1203. You can find the KAIPTC on facebook as: @kaiptcgh or on twitter as @kaiptcgh. You can further find out more about the KAIPTC on our website:

About the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre:
The Ghana Ministry of Defence (MoD) established the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in 1998 and commissioned it in 2004. The purpose was to build upon and share Ghana's five decades of internationally acclaimed experience and competence in peace operations with other states in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region and the rest of Africa. This was in recognition of the need for training military, police and civilian men and women to meet the changing demands of multidimensional peace operations. The Centre is one of the three (3) Peacekeeping Training Centres of Excellence mandated by the ECOWAS to offer training in peacekeeping and peace support operations (PSO) in Africa.
The Centre delivers training courses in in three thematic areas; Peace Support Operations, Conflict Management and Peace and Security Studies and also runs Masters and PhD programmes in same. The KAIPTC has a world-class research department that undertakes research in the thematic areas in Peace and Security. Located in Accra, Ghana, the KAIPTC is an internationally-recognized institution and has till date trained and tutored over 14,000 participants and students since its inception.