Africa

UK’s Minister for Africa announces £250,000 to support Ghana

Published

on

UK’s Minister for Africa announces £250,000 to support Ghana

This funding is in addition to the existing £1 million of UK funding to support the country’s counter-terrorism capability

LONDON, United Kingdom, September 3, 2021/APO Group/ —

Ghana’s long-term prosperity is central to the UK-Ghana partnership and security and stability is essential to the country’s growth. Together, the UK and Ghana are partnering to tackle shared threats through a new Ministerial security dialogue, law enforcement partnerships and peer-to-peer training.

To strengthen the UK-Ghana security partnership, Minister Duddridge will use his visit to announce a further £250,000 to fund 4 vital security and stability projects that will bolster Ghana’s capability to combat threats. This funding is in addition to the existing £1 million of UK funding to support the country’s counter-terrorism capability.

Arriving in Ghana, UK Minister for Africa James Duddridge MP, said:

Ghana’s stability is essential for growth and prosperity in both Ghana and across West Africa. Through our flagship Conflict, Stability and Security Fund we are launching 4 new projects in Ghana worth £250,000, to support the ongoing safety and stability on the northern border.

The UK is clear that it is in our shared interest to support a strong, and peaceful Ghana, both now and in the years ahead, and our new package of support will empower communities, the country’s security agencies and civil society organisations to continue to uphold stability along the border, across the country and within the region.

These new 4 security and stability projects will:

grow the capacity of Ghana’s national crisis response model
provide specialists to help deliver Ghana’s nationwide security exercise
fund the important work of on-the-ground civil society organisations through STAR Ghana Foundation, working directly with communities across the country that are most vulnerable to insecurity

During his visit, Minister Duddridge will meet with key partners and stakeholders including honourable Ministers, leaders in Ghana’s art and tourism sectors, as well as representatives from business and industry. The Minister will also visit Accra’s iconic Christiansburg castle, tour Gallery 1957 and meet British-Ghanaian diaspora driving business and innovation in Ghana.

Minister Duddridge last visited Ghana in January 2021, where he attended His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo’s Presidential Inauguration, met virtually with His Excellency Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia during the recent UK-Ghana Business Council held in June this year and finally met His Excellency President Akufo-Addo with other senior officials and honourable Ministers during the recent Global Education Summit held in London in July.

Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3BZQ

NNN

NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng

Recent Posts

Africa Investment Forum to host third Market Days in Abidjan, December 1-3, 2021 Coronavirus: WHO affirms support for COVID-19 traditional medicine research Orji Kalu calls for better united, peaceful Nigeria Bybit Launchpad Debuts With BIT Token Listing FG restates commitment to return refugees to Nigeria Nestlé unveils plans to support the transition to a regenerative food system Bybit Launchpad estreia com listagem de token BIT North Korea rebukes ‘double-dealing’ US after missile launch Infantino reveals how Nigeria can host FIFA competitions Indian military seeks to strengthen ties with Nigerian Army FIFA President hails football’s power for unity and celebration during Nigeria visit African Enterprise Excellence In Digital Transformation Celebrated At SAP Quality Awards For Customer Success Sultan assures corps members of security Cholera outbreak- WHO supports Niger State to strengthen sanitation systems ECOWAS resorts to sanctions over Guinea, Mali coups Press Release on the AU Multidimensional Need Assessment and Technical Mission to Mali from 20 – 25 September 2021 Navalny app removed as Russians vote after crackdown Myanmar junta to put Suu Kyi on trial for corruption 'Ebola is defeated', says Congolese professor who discovered virus Pharmaceutical company reasserts commitment to achieving zero malaria tolerance 77 teachers smile home with laptops in Surulere, Lagos Defection: President Buhari welcomes Femi Fani-Kayode to APC Lack of fice hinders women participation in politics – Emir 85, 265MT of LPG supplied nationwide in August – PPPRA African Development Bank’s SEFA provides $1 million to kick off modernization of Africa’s Hydropower Fleet DPR seals 11 illegal gas plants, 2 petrol stations in Abuja Africa faces 470m COVID-19 vaccine shortfall in 2021 – WHO Wada Maida’s daughter lauds FG for naming HQ after father Somali president withdraws PM’s powers in escalating row China fully vaccinates more than 1 billion people Angola’s National Oil, Gas and Biofuel’s Agency (ANPG) Highly Satisfied with Final Results from 2020 Bid Round Alert raised over quake surge around Canaries volcano Our chairman is hale, hearty – EFCC Putin to attend 2022 Beijing Olympics: minister In Dialogue with Eswatini, Committee on the Rights of the Child welcomes legislative progress and asks about child Health West Africa bloc ECOWAS meets over Guinea coup Meet Africa’s New Generation of Health Innovators Kenyans voice fury over fuel price hike Coronavirus: Africa faces 470 million COVID-19 vaccine shortfall in 2021 The International Organization for Migration is calling on Journalists to enter the inaugural West and Central Africa Migration Journalism Award 2021 Majority of fans favour more frequent men’s FIFA World Cups – global survey Short Stories on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by African Young People AMISOM conducts field inspection of ongoing Quick Impact Projects in Baidoa UNESCO steps up efforts for biodiversity conservation with the designation of 20 new biosphere reserves International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation signs ten high-level Trade Agreements representing more than US$1.2bn The Gambia Launches Ambitious Renewable Energy Projects (By Miguel Artacho) Biden backs top general on calls to China over Trump mental state Philippines’ Duterte will not cooperate with ICC drug war probe Pandemics: UK expert advises Nigerian leaders, others on collaborations At least 50 killed in Yemen clashes: military sources