Comment: Where are Calvin Dzang, Joy Amedume and Steve Obimpeh?COMMENT ON:
Cocroaches, flies take over Ghana's naval ships
”Owusu-Peprah noted that the GNS Sebor is the fastest of the ships owned by the Ghana Navy, seconded by the “tortoise speed” GNS Achimota.”
Unless we are really talking about ships and not boats, I find this news item is very misleading in terms of speed and the ability of our navy to move faster on the sea than we are being told here. So what happened to the three naval speed boats from the United States of America (USA) to boost the capacity of the Ghana Navy in protecting the country's territorial waters? Those of us with a good memory remember that on the 27th of October, 2008, the NPP government in the heat of the electoral pressure from the fisher folks fell upon the US to support its naval patrol with speed boats. Here is the story:
“Government has taken delivery of the first batch of naval speed boats from the United States of America (USA) to boost the capacity of the Ghana Navy in protecting the country's territorial waters.
The three boats provided by the US government under the African Partnership Station project, were handed over to the Western Naval Command in Sekonndi by the Minister of Defence, Mr Albert Kan Dapaah, on Saturday... The boats are valued at USD1.7 million and are named after Calvin Dzang, Joy AmedUme and Steve Obimpeh.“ (See: US assists Ghana to combat offshore drug trade and piracy
27/10/2008, © Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.)
Where are Calvin Dzang, Joy AmedUme and Steve Obimpeh?
Was the NPP throwing dust into our eyes? Was it a staged up show? A lie? How come they are not even among the fastest
Forward Ever! Backwards Never!!!
Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.
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