General News of Monday, 9 December 2019
Source: WOII Ametepe
As part of pre-operational training to be deployed in Mali next year, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Ghana Engineer Company (GHANENGCOY) 8 is undergoing a specialist training for personnel of the Company at the Engineer Training School (ETS) from Monday 2nd to 13th December 2019.
The specialist training organised by Global Peace Operation Initiative (GPOI) is aimed at ensuring that MINUSMA GHANENGCOY 8 personnel are revised on their core roles and general engineering capabilities before embarking on the Mission.
Personnel would be trained on Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Awareness, Identifying, Marking and Reporting of Unexplosive Ordinance’s (UXO), Explosive Ordinance Recce, Force Protection and Survivability. Others are Plant Equipment maintenance and repair as well as Mantruck Orientation, Field Fortification, General Engineering among others.
The Officer Commanding (OC) GHANENGCOY 8 Lt.Col Atsu Agbenyega in his brief remarks urged personnel to take advantage of the training to upgrade on their skills. He reminded personnel to be guided by the motto of the Unit which is “RESILIENCE” and “AUDACIOUS”.
The Specialist Training is in collaboration with the Directorate of Army Peacekeeping Operation (DAPKOP) and Engineer Training School (ETS).