Venue: Fiesta Royale Hotel, Accra, Ghana

From: 01/11/2021

To: 02/11/2021

National Integrated Maritime Strategy Implementation Plan Validation Workshop

The Workshop was set to finalise the NIMS process and see the validation of its Implementation Plan. Organised by CEMLAWS Africa, supported by the UNODC and sponsored by the Kingdom of Denmark, the endorsement of the NIMS and the validation of its implementation plan mark a crucial step to ensure the creation of a secure and sustainable maritime domain for Ghana.

Day 1

Opening ceremony

Some key stakeholders/guests in attendance were:

  • Osei Bonsu Dickson (Chairman)
  • Col. Ababio Serebour Rtd (Guest of Honour – Chief Director, Ministry of National Security)
  • Capt (GN) Emmanuel Ankamah Rtd (SGITWG1 Lead)
  • C/Supt Antwi Ababio (Marine Police)
  • Siji Song (UNODC Rep)
  • Dr Kamal-Deen Ali (CEMLAWS Africa)
  • Dr Anastasia Osatohanmwen (UNODC Consultant)


  • Speech by Osei Bonsu Dickson
  • Keynote Address by Col. Ababio Serebour Rtd
  • Speech by Siji Song

Day 2

Groups were assigned two (each) of the Strategic Objectives to discuss and validate the Implementation Plans drawn. Further details were provided to include other agencies and organisations after understanding was deepened concerning specific roles to be played by institutions.

The sessions ended with a closing ceremony where the completed validated draft of the NIMS IP was presented for signing.