President Mahama To Attend Summit On Piracy In Gulf Of Guinea Basin

A Summit of Heads of State of countries along the Gulf of Guinea will open Friday in Equatorial Guinea to consider the rising issue of piracy in the basin.

The meeting convened by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea will focus on maritime security along the Gulf of Guinea.

President Mahama, who has been discussing strengthening of maritime borders with his colleagues in Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Benin and Nigeria, is expected to make some strong interventions at the Summit.

Ghana has over the last three years upgraded the equipment stock of the Ghana Navy and recently established a Police Marine Unit with a view to checking piracy and also protect the country’s oil installations and maritime boundaries.

Meanwhile, President John Mahama who is in Malabo-Equatorial Guinea will Friday morning pay a working visit to some energy institutions and installations including the national gas company, SONAGAS.

Accompanying the President are the Ministers of Defence, Mark Woyongo, the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, officials of the Ghana National Gas Company and the Ministry of Energy & Petroleum.

The visit is to afford the officials an opportunity to learn and share experiences with the management of SONAGAS and other energy institutions in Equatorial Guinea.

Whiles in Malabo, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, will also take President Mahama on a tour, and introduce the Ghanaian leader and his team to new technologies being implemented by his country.