Norway is to train tutors for the Ghana Nautical College under a two-year agreement signed in Accra on Wednesday (24 January).
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SV INTERIOR (Left to right) Commander Arne T. Andresen Watches Ambassador Motzfeildt & Major Selormey sign agreement
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SV Motsfeldt speaks, Selormey listens (3 shots)
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Background: Norway is to train tutors for the Ghana Nautical College under a two-year agreement signed in Accra on Wednesday (24 January).
Major Anthony Selormey, Commissioner for Transport and Communications, and Mr. Peter Motzfeldt, the Norwegian Ambassador, signed the treaty.
Under the agreement, Norway will provide five tutors to train Ghanaians to take over the tutoring of navigation and marine engineers for Ghana's fishing fleet. Norway will also supply the Ghana Nautical College with technical equipment.
SYNOPSIS: Norwegian and Ghanaian flags flew outside the Ghana Nautical College at Nugua last week to signify the signing of a bi-lateral agreement between the two countries. Since 1969, Norway has provided the College with technical assistance and tutors to train navigation and marine engineers for Ghana's fishing fleet. So far, more than one hundred and fifty Ghanaian students have passed through the college and are now serving at sea.
At the moment the Nautical College has 48 cadets under instruction from Norwegian lecturers and Ghanaians trained in Norway and other European countries. The will complete courses lasting from three to fifteen months before going aboard Ghana's modern seagoing trawlers.
At the Ministry of Communications in Accra, an agreement extending the countries' present co-operation to 1974 was signed. Norwegian Ambassador Mr. Peter Motzfeldt signed on behalf of his Government while Major Anthony Selormey signed for Ghana.
Major Selormey, Ghana's Commissioner of Transport and Communications, thanked the Government of Norway for its assistance in the development of Ghana. He said that the agreement strengthened the bond of friendship between the two countries.
Mr. Motsfeldt replied, assuring Ghana's National Redemption Council of Norway's continued co-operation. So far Norwegian grants for equipment and the running of their Training Centre at the Nautical College amounts to almost half a million pounds.