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Francis Ofori

Commandant, The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center – KAIPTC

Former Commanding Officer of 48 Engineer Regiment (2003-09), he has served as Deputy Director, Army Peacekeeping Operations (DDAPKOP), Director of Engineer Services of the Ghana Armed Forces, Deputy Director General Logistics (Dept of Logistics) and Commander of the Support Services Brigade Group. He served as the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Northern Command of the Ghana Army (2017-19) from Nov 17 to July 19. His foreign operational deployments include Commanding Officer of Ghana Battalions for UNIFIL in South Lebanon and MONUC in DRC ; Military Observer with UN Iraq Kuwait Observer Mission (UNIKOM) and Chief J2, UN/AU Mission in Darfur, Sudan (2009-10). He was commissioned into the Engineer Corps of the Ghana Army in August 1985 and has been trained in Ghana, Nigeria and the USA (Fort Leavenworth), and is a graduate of the South African National Defence College (2012).