Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME) has commissioned its renovated Yard at 1 Field Workshop, Medo-Lines in Burma Camp on Friday, 4 October 2019.
The workshop incorporates all major and ancillary shop. It includes Servicing Bays for both Light and Heavy duty Vehicles, Wielding and Fabrication Shop, Battery Charging Shop Storeroom, Work Offices and other servicing equipment which would enhance the maintenance of vehicles within the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
The Chief of Staff (COS), Maj Gen Thomas Oppong-Peprah, in his remarks intimated the renovation was facilitated by German Armed Forces Technical Advisory Group (GAFTAG) as part of the German government’s Equipment Aid Programme (AH-P). He explained the programme has broadened the relationship between both countries; the reason for which GAFTAG is within some GAF units like the 48 Engineers Regiment, Engineers Training School and EME Hall.
He stated that the facelift has come in handy since the fleet of vehicles owned by GAF has increased tremendously and was optimistic this would make personnel of EME responsive in their repair and maintenance work in sustaining GAF equipment
He is confident the refurbishment would make work efficient, increase productivity thereby reducing downtime of equipment casualty. He, therefore, admonished Director, EME Col KKK Kumi and the personnel of EME to keep a good engineering hygiene standard through a well-grounded maintenance culture.
The Head of GAFTAG, Lt Col Martin Wagner acknowledged that the government of the Federal Republic of Germany has been supporting the buildup of security architecture in selected African countries under the framework of the Equipment Aid Programme (AH-P).
He outlined the current projects agreed upon as Setting up of a Mobile Command Post for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Standby Force, developing the Centralized Repair and Maintenance Facility, establishing an Engineer Training Centre and Supporting Military Intelligence.
He thanked the representatives of the EME Corps and his team for their outstanding work, the 48 Engineer Regiment, Addlat Ventures Limited and DJL Ventures Limited for their professional construction work.
The reconstruction of 1 Field Workshop was noted 4 years ago and was captured in the 2018/2019 AH-P, however, the project commenced in August 2018.