GTUC HOLDS 15TH PRESTIGIOUS LECTURE
The Graduate School of Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) in collaboration GRASAG has held its 15th
Prestigious Lecture. The Prestigious Lectures are special lectures delivered by seasoned professionals and
business leaders who share with our students, faculty and the general public practical insights into different fields
of study and current trends in industry.
The event was held at the Florence Onny Auditorium, GTUC Main Campus, Tesano, Accra. Delivering the Prestigious
lecture, Group Captain Commander Frank Hanson spoke on the topic ‘Airforce Operations in Nation Building:
Ghana @ 60 years of Independence, any Future Prospects?’
Group Captain Commander Hanson’s lecture centered on the policy discourse in our civil –military partnership.
He said that the contribution of the Ghana Air Force to nation-building is fundamental to national security, foreign
policy and the stability of our sub-region. Commander Hanson explained that nation-building or development
refers to the processes and strategies, through which states, seek to achieve prosperity, equitable standards of
living, health, education, and improvements in infrastructure etc. “National Security has traditionally been defined
as the protection of the territorial integrity and protection of the vital interest of states, through the use of political,
legal, or coercive instruments of state power. Undeniably, security and development have become inseparable
concepts in nation-building that must be enhanced by a sound civil military partnership.” He stated.
He further explained that, for the past 60 years, and looking into the future, the Ghana Air Force has evolved into
an institution that has the potential to contribute positively to nation-building.
Speaking at the end of the event, Ebenezer Donkor, Msc. Oil & Gas student said the contribution of Ghana Air
Force to peacekeeping operations, to foreign policy is immensely important for international investment &
economic development. “Ghana will surely work again” he added.
The prestigious lecture was attended by graduate students, staff & faculty of GTUC. Patrons were treated to a
night of networking and refreshment.