Brig General Frimpong (Rtd) launches book on experiences in East African countries

Accra, July 01, GNA – A 131-page book titled “West to East, My East African Sojourns” was launched in Accra with a call on all to inculcate the habit of writing to give perspectives on national issues for development.

The book talks about the Author’s experiences in the two East African countries, Kenya and Uganda.

The 13-chapter book touched on topics such as “Ghana: My Dream,” “Ghana United Nations Peacekeeping,” “Settling Down,” “Kenya and Elections 2017,” and “Can UN Peacekeeping solve Africa’s Problem?”

Brigadier General Daniel Kwadjo Frimpong (Rtd), the Author, said he was motivated to write the book based on his experiences as the Chief Executive Officer, African Peace Support Trainers’ Association in Kenya.

He said his premonition turned right when he arrived in Kenya to find an organisation torn-apart by internal and external politics, personality conflicts and without money.

Nana Kwasi Gyan Apenteng, who reviewed the book, described the piece as “a good textbook or supplementary-reader for people in all disciplines and indispensable for professional and lay-people seeking information about peacekeeping and international multilateral responses to crises.”

The book, he said, gave the best eye view of the continent from colonialism to an independent entity and written in a language for easy understanding coupled with a good sense of humour.

He said the book also touched on why African institutions did not function effectively and facts about every sector of knowledge, history, geography and military insights on the continent.

Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, the Chief Defence Staff, urged all to patronise the book because it expanded the frontier of ideas on political, cultural, economical, and peacekeeping issues in East Africa.