Members of the Ghana Revenue Authority prepare to fire while training with U.S. Marines and sailors at a combat marksmanship range in Kpetoe, Ghana, Aug. 6, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Taylor W. Cooper)

Piracy, Smuggling and Trafficking to Come Under the Spotlight at IMDEC 2019

The Ghana Navy will host over fifteen Chiefs of Navies from across Africa along with 250 international senior officials from Navies, Coast Guards and Marine Police at the upcoming International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (IMDEC).

Taking place on 24-25 July in Accra, Ghana, IMDEC will discuss and address how to secure the increasingly volatile marine and coastal waters in Africa.

Piracy, illegal fishing, and armed robberies are some of the major issues threatening the Gulf of Guinea region. These threats not only disrupt regional stability but also hinder economic development. It is essential that international and intergovernmental players continue to build upon joint capabilities to alter this progression.

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