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14.03.2009 General News

Ghana To Host International Cadet Exchange Conference


Ghana will host the first ever International Air Cadet Exchange Association (IACEA) Conference in Africa from September 27 to October 2, 2009.

The International Air Cadet Exchange Association is an amalgamation of Air Force Cadet Corps from 21 countries across the world whose role is to develop and generate the interest of aviation and flying among cadets in various institutions.

Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, Minister of Education, speaking at the inauguration of a seven-member Planning Committee for the 48th IACEA conference in Accra stressed the need for the people to fight indiscipline in the society and be conscious of their time at all endeavours.

He said this can be achieved successfully by encouraging the formation of more cadet corps in our educational institutions.

The Minister said government will also ensure that more cadet corps are established to promote discipline in schools adding that heads of schools must not hesitate to contact the co-ordinating office at the Ministry in this regard.

Mr Tettey-Enyo expressed delight that Ghana, the only African country to be a member of the IACEA, has the mandate to host the 48th Annual International Air Cadet conference.

He said the government and the ministry will ensure the successful hosting of the historical event and those attending will not be disappointed.

Nicholas Nii Tettey-Amartefio, National Cadet Corps Co-ordinator, who threw light on the activities of IACEA, said the IACEA is a merger of various Air Force Cadet Corps with members from 21 countries, mainly from America, Europe, Asia with Ghana being the only country from Africa.

He said the association helps to create and develop the interest of cadets in aviation and flying and also ensure that they become disciplined and resourceful to the society.

Nii Tettey-Amartefio said the cadets are trained to be resilient and loyal leaders through challenging military related activities which helps to curb the level of indiscipline in educational institutions and promote government plans and policies in the schools.

The seven member committee has Mr Charles Aheto-Tsegah as its Chairman with Mr P.A.K Danyo, Mr Kweku Rockson, Mr Nicholas Nii Tettey-Amartefio, Ms Doris Kuwornu, Mr Nii Lantey Quarcoopome and Ms Monica Blebo as members.