The Provost Marshal of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Col Errington Kojo Commey has said that physical training is a paramount requirement for entry into the Ghana Armed Forces.
He stated that basic training has been designed to produce well-trained, highly motivated, physically robust individuals who would be capable of meeting the demands of the military profession. He urged all the recruits to put in their maximum best to meet the minimum requirement.
He made these remarks during the 2019 Army Recruit Training School (ARTS) Inter-Platoon Novices Boxing Competition for the Basic Infantry Course 1/2019, held at the Bukom Boxing Arena on Friday, 13 December 2019.
“As soldiers, the need for us to be trained in unarmed hand-to-hand combat and self-defence techniques cannot be over emphasized,” he said. The Provost Marshal however, cautioned the recruits not to use the training to bully innocent civilians but use it in critical and useful situations.
He expressed his profound gratitude to the management of the Bukom Boxing Arena and the Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya, Hon Adwoa-Sarfo Kantanka and her foundation for supporting the event in diverse ways.
The Commanding Officer of the Army Recruits Training School, Lt Col ELS Gyadu, advised the recruits to remain discipline at all times. He said the competition was part of the training modules to test the physical fitness and combativeness of the recruits.
The Overall best boxer in the male Category went to Recruit Osei Owusu Prince while the female category went to Recruit Ayimah Angela. Charlie Company was adjudged the overall best company. They were presented with trophies, certificates and medals.