The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) of the Ghana Navy, Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, and his entourage, paid a courtesy call on Management of the Regional Maritime University (RMU) on Tuesday 28thJanuary, 2020.
In a welcome statement, the Vice Chancellor of RMU, Prof. Elvis Nyarko, congratulated the Rear Admiral on his elevation to the high office of Chief of Naval Staff and wished him success and great accomplishments in his tenure. He apprised the CNS of the continuous update of training facilities, especially those instrumental to training of naval officers, such as the Bridge Simulator etc. Moreover, the VC informed them that currently there was an Agreement between the Government of Ghana with the Korean Government for the modernization of RMU which will lead to the provision of a Dynamic Position Simulator full mission 360, Bridge Simulator, Training Vessel, replete with fast boats, tug boats, etc. to enable the University to enhance its service to its stakeholders, including the Ghana Navy. Other programmes that are currently available for the naval officers included Bridge Simulator related courses, Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Applications.
In his response the Chief of Naval Staff said he was highly honoured by the presence of the VC and Management of RMU during the Handing Over Ceremony for his elevation to the position. He was also grateful for the active participation of the University in the 60th Anniversary of the Ghana Navy, and pledged his commitment to renew and deepen the mutual relationship which has existed between the two institutions over the years. He brought greetings from his Management and said one of the reasons for the visit was to see the progress of Naval Officers currently pursuing various programmes of study at RMU, and deliberate on any teething problems they may be experiencing. He took the opportunity to introduce to RMU Management the Director of Naval Training, the Liaison officer between the Ghana Navy and RMU for training of naval officers, Cdr. J. Agambire.
The CNS and his entourage later toured some facilities of the University, including the Bridge Simulator.
Going forward, the VC and CNS agreed, that RMU and the Ghana Navy will continue to collaborate with respect to training and training equipment for mutual benefits as well as extend training jointly to third party institutions.
Present were the following officials:
Ghana Navy entourage:
Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, Chief of Naval Staff, Ghana Navy; Capt. F. K. Eshun, Director, Strategy and Policy –Beacon Maritime Services; (Commodore. Sam Walker, FOC (East); Commodore. Godwin Bessing, CSO Naval Headquarters); Cdr. J. Agambire, Director, Naval Training;Lt. Cdr. J. K. Tchum, Dep. Director, Technical Division
Professor Elvis Nyarko, Vice Chancellor, RMU; Mr. Jethro W. Brooks,Jr., Pro-Vice Chancellor; Ing. A. Addy-Lamptey, Provost; Madam Vania Thomas, Director of Finance; Dr. Baboucarr Njie, University Registrar; Mr. Jones Addai-Marfo, Academic Registrar; Mrs. Evelyn Quartey, Marketing Officer
Information Source: Marketing Unit, Regional Maritime University
Information Date: 3rd February, 2020