Lt. Cd Hilaire Courau, Military Advisor at the French Embassy going through some of the books with Emmanuel Franklin Ofusu-Appea (middle) Chief Director of the Ministry of Defence, and Lt. Col C.B. Ankomah-Danso, Head of Public Relation, Ministry of Defen
The French Embassy in Ghana has donated about a hundred French Literature Books to the Ministry of Defence.
The donation which was aimed at equipping the Ministry’s library with books as well as enhancing the understanding of the French language among personnel of the military who are frequently involved in peace-keeping missions.
Donating the books, Lt.Col. Courau, stressed on the importance of using knowledge and communication as books for building peace.
According to him, the need to achieve the Ministry’s mission of the forces learning French received further boost with the establishment since 2005 of a network of French Teaching Centre at various garrisons in the country including the Military Academy and Training Schools (MATS), Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Burma camp, Western Naval Command and the Northern command Headquarters in Kumasi with underway for the seventh one to be opened in Tamale this year.
Receiving the books, the Chief Director of the Ministry Mr. Emmanuel Franklin expressed the Ministry’s appreciation for the gesture and assured that they would be put to good use.