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President John Evans Atta Mills has announced that Ghana is in the process of acquiring two aircraft carriers from Brazil that could work in inclement weather and better ensure the safety of passengers.

President Mills made the announcement during an interaction with representatives of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) Central Band and a Detachment of the 66 Artillery Regiment at the Castle, Osu on Monday.

The GAF Central Band and Artillery Regiment played very important roles during the investiture of President Allasane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire at Yamoussoukro on May 21 2011.

However, after finishing their assignment, the Ghana Air Force plane carrying them to Ghana could not weather the cloudy storms, and had to go back to land in Yamoussoukro, after being airborne for close to two hours. They had to return home the next day.

President Mills thanked them for the significant role they played during the investiture.

He said President Ouattara expressed his appreciation for their participation and again when he met him at Abuja, Nigeria at the weekend during the swearing-in of President Goodluck Jonathan, “he
came to thank us for sending you there and gracing the occasion.

“Your performance made us very proud. On behalf of the Government and people of Ghana, I say a very big thank you for your exceptional performance."

In a related development, a delegation from Southern Sudan, led by the Minister of Health Mr Luka Tombekana has delivered a special message from Southern Sudan President Salva Kiir inviting President Mills to attend the declaration of Southern Sudan as a republic on July 9, 2011.

President Mills told the delegation that Ghana would be fully represented.
Source: GNA

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