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FOURTEEN EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE MANAGEMENT COURSE OPENS IN GAFCSC | Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College
The Fourteen Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Management and Operation Course opened at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), Out Barracks, Teshie on 11 February 2019. GAFCSC is organizing this course in collaboration with renowned local and international partners.

GUEST OF HONOUR, MR ALHASSAN TAMPULI AND THE COMMANDANT IN HIS OFFICE

The aim of the course is to provide professional maritime practitioners, affiliated stakeholders and important decision making in the maritime industry, with the background knowledge required for effective EEZ management and operations.

The EEZ package is expected to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Create awareness among stakeholders about the enormity of the resource potential and the requirement for monitoring, controlling and surveillance of the EEZ.
  2. Identify the capabilities required to manage the EEZ ( including surveillance, response, and regulation of activities within the EEZ)
  3. Identify and define the role and capabilities of the various stakeholders engaged in effective and efficient management of the EEZ.
  4. Enable stakeholders to appreciate the magnitude of each other’s contribution towards the management of the resources within the country.
  5. Develop mechanisms to harness the collaborative effort of stakeholders to support the training and financing of the operations involved in the management of the EEZ.
  6. Develop a comprehensive EEZ Management Organization for a more constructive management regime.

The subject areas for the package include:

  1. International Maritime Law
  2. The Maritime Threat
  3. Search and Rescue at Sea
  4. Maritime Counter of Drug Trafficking
  5. Fishery Resource in Ghana’s EEZ
  6. Oil and Gas Development in Ghana
  7. Fishery Protection
  8. International Ship and Port Facility Security
  9. Customs and Counter Smuggling
  10. Piracy and Armed Robbery
  11. Monitoring, Controlling, and Surveillance of the EEZ.
  12. Boarding and Search, Arrests and Prosecution
  13. Oil Spill Response.
  14. Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems.

The course capacity is 88 and participants have been drawn from 68 regular students of the College and 20 participants from other security services and stakeholders in Ghana’s maritime industry.

SOME PARTICIPANTS ON THE COURSE

The guest of honor for the opening ceremony was Mr. Alhassan Tampuli the Chief Executive Officer, National Petroleum Authority. In his opening address, Mr. Tampuli indicated that the participants should count themselves lucky to have been selected for this all important Course pertaining to the maritime industry and urged them