Press Bulletin of the Embassy of the Russian Federation/

 

14-10-2004


Development in the Defence Sector - Official Statement From Ministry of Defence

DR. KWAME ADDO KUFUOR, MINISTER FOR DEFENCE'S RESPONSES TO PARLIAMENTRY QUESTIONS ON DEVELOPMENTS IN HIS SECTOR ON 13-10-04, ACCRA

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Question: Mr. Joseph Darko-Mensah (Okaikoi-North): To ask the Minister for Defence whether has Ministry's negotiations with Messrs Well find Ltd. Of the United Kingdom, Rosaboronexport and Kazan Helicopters, have been concluded favourable to enable the Ministry to acquire four (4) MI 17 Helicopters to support the Ghana Armed Forces Peacekeeping operations.

Response: Mr. Speaker, I wish to inform the House that the Ministry has successfully completed the negotiation with Messrs Well find of UK, Rosoboranexport and Kazan Helicopters of Russia, the manufacturers of MI-17 Russian Helicopters. Currently Ghanaian pilots, flight engineers and technicians are being trained in Russia as part of that contract.

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