President Paul Kagame’s plane has touched down in Ghana’s capital, Accra this Thursday and was received by the country’s Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia.
Kagame who is also the incumbent African Union Chair will be attending the Transformation Forum (ATF2018) hosted by the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET).
Ghana just like Rwanda is a contributor to the Peacekeeping missions across the continent.
Ghana ranked eighth, with a total number of 3,247 peacekeepers, comprising 353 police officers, 2,820 troops and 74 military experts.
Since 1960, when it first sent troops under the UN flag to the former Congo Leopoldville, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana has not looked back for 40 years. More than 80,000 men and women have played this cardinal role of peacekeeping all over the world.
Since Kagame took over as Chair of the African Union, he has called for efforts peace and security on the continent.
More still, for the entire month of May, Rwanda chaired the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC).
While Rwanda chaired the PSC in May, it identified some of the peace and security priorities including: financing Africa’s peace through the AU Peace Fund; protection of civilians in conflict areas by encouraging more African countries to endorse the Kigali Principles on Protection of Civilians in conflict situations; addressing security impediments to free movement of people; as well as promoting and reporting the role of women in peace and security in Africa.
Ghana is among the countries that have also ratified key reforms as required by the African union including; African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Kigali Declaration and the Free Movement Protocol.
As the African Union Chair, Kagame considers Ghana as a good working partner in achieving key reforms in the African union.
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