The event, held to pay tribute to UN peacekeepers across the world, was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, the security services, traditional leaders, members of parliament and students.
Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Hanna Serwaa Tetteh said the government was committed to improving the logistical needs of peacekeepers to protect and empower them to discharge their duties with minimal risk.
To this end, an inter-ministerial committee has been constituted to review the country’s participation in peacekeeping operations.
“Efforts are being made in that direction to ensure that the Ghanaian peacekeeper shall have the technological expertise and state-of-the-art equipment they very much need in all peacekeeping operations,” she said.
This year’s international Day of UN Peacekeepers was commemorated in Ghana under the theme “UN 70 and Ghana in Peacekeeping: Past, Present and Future”.
Various wreaths were laid in memory of peacekeepers by the Ghanaian government, the United Nations, spouses of deceased peacekeepers and the security services.
Ghana is noted for its role in peace building in many countries and has served in over 63 UN peacekeeping missions around the world. Enditem