The Ghana Police Service Marine Unit has taken delivery of two aluminium boats supplied by Unit Export that will help enforce maritime laws, fight the drug trade and prevent illegal fishing in the country’s waters. This project was sponsored by Japanese Aid and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The Ghana Police Service received the boats during a ceremony at the Tema Police Regional Headquarters.
Presenting the boats to the Police, Japanese ambassador to Ghana Tsutomu Himeno stated that the donation of the boats is part of a broader project to support the fight against maritime crime within the sub region, particularly in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. He emphasized that maritime security is indispensable for greater trade and investment relations for Ghana with other countries, thus proper development will only occur when there is peace and stability.
The boats are aluminium models manufactured in South Africa powered by 40HP Mercury outboard engines and also supplied with trailers.