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07.05.2009 General News

German Government Supports KAIPTC

By ISD (Antoinette. I. Mintah)
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The German Government has presented a comprehensive set of new Information Technology (IT) equipment to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra.

The Deputy German Ambassador, Mr Hans Christian Winkler, and his entourage visited the training center presenting equipments worth 150,000.00 euros, including more than 70 state-of-the-art computers and accessories, and photocopiers.

Mr Winkler said the donation is part of the on-going collaboration between the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the KAIPTC to assist in expanding the institutional capacity of the Centre to provide the needed training to support and enhance peace-keeping operations and crisis prevention measures in the West African Region.

He added that having been associated with the Centre since its inception, the German Development Co-operation is aware of the critical role a functioning IT system has played in bringing KAIPTC to its high level of performance as an ECOWAS designated Centre of Excellence for peacekeeping training and research in the sub-region.

Mr Hans noted that GTZ is a German Government-owned Corporation that was established to promote international co-operation and contribute to development throughout the world.  The GTZ, according to him, works on a broad range of themes including rural development, crisis prevention, and AIDS control among others.

He assured Ghanaians that the German Government is happy to continue to contribute to the growth and development of the KAIPTC.

The Major-General of KAIPTC, John Attipoe expresses his gratitude to the German government for their co-operation and honouring the bilateral relationship.

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