Published on May 17, 2023

The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Maj Gen Thomas Oppong-Peprah, and Major General (Maj Gen) Gerald Mark Strickland, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division of the British Army, met to discuss ways to help expedite the implementation of the Accra Initiative, also known as OPERATION KOUDANLGOU.

Gen. Strickland received a briefing on the Accra Initiative from Maj. Gen. Michael Amoah-Ayisi, Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), and Colonel IN Paintsil, Acting Commander of the Army Special Operations Brigade (ASOB), during his visit to the Army Headquarters, Burma Camp, Accra, on May 17, 2023. Maj Gen Oppong-Peprah expressed his gratitude for the visit by recognizing the British government’s ongoing support for training through courses and collaborative exercises in Ghana and the UK.

The Accra Initiative, which has its headquarters in Nyohini, Tamale in Ghana’s Northern Region, aims to stop the spread of terrorism from the Sahel and to address transnational organized crime and violent extremism in ECOWAS Member Countries’ border areas.


Brigadier General Charles Agyemang-Prempeh, the departing Chief Staff Officer (CSO) of the Army and GOC Central Command, as well as the acting sergeant major of the Army and branch chiefs from the MNJTF HQ, were in attendance.

News Source: Peace Journal

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