Kamala Harris Announces $100M Support For Ghana, Others Against Extremism
US Vice President, Kamala Harris has announced funding support for Ghana and other countries in the Sahel against terrorism and extremism.
This followed an announcement by President Joe Biden on March 24 of the U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability in partnership with some African countries for ten years.
The countries include Haiti, Libya, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, and Coastal West Africa, including Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, and Togo.
During the three-day working visit to Ghana, Kamala Harris said a $100 million fund will be set aside for these countries.
There has been a recent spread of terrorism and violent extremism, uncontrolled transnational organized crime and illicit cross-border trafficking in drugs, arms and people in the Sahel region.
The United Nations anticipates risks of a possible spillover of instability from the Sahel to the neighbouring countries and regions further complicates the situation.
“To help address threats of violent extremism and instability, today, I am pleased to announce $100 million in support of Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Cite d’Ivoire and Togo. Last week, President Joe Biden announced a strategic plan for Coastal West Africa as part of the United States strategy to prevent conflict and promote stability”, she said during a joint press conference at the Jubilee House with Presdent Akufo-Addo.
U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability represents a commitment to global peace and security, with the United States working alongside an array of local partners toward shared, long-term goals of conflict prevention and peacebuilding, according to the United States Agency International Development (USAID).
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini