5 April 2018. The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Lt Gen Obed Boamah Akwa has visited the National Dog Academy under the auspices of the Ghana Military Police (GMP) at Okponglo, Accra on Thursday 5 April, 2018.
He was accompanied by the Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Fred Beick-Baffour and the Support Service Brigade Commander, Brig Gen BK Alloh.
The CDS commended GMP for managing the academy and promised that command would do its best to support the institution.
The Provost Marshal, Col EK Commey who received the CDS and his entourage briefed them on the current state and future plans of the academy. He conducted the CDS around to see some of the installations of the academy. Among them were the kennel for the dogs, a dormitory which was under construction and classrooms for the students.
There were demonstrations on how the dogs were used in various fields such as terrorism, identification of concealed weapons and narcotics and in Search and Rescue Missions.
The academy trains personnel from the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Ghana Police service, Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana Prison Service, Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) on how to use dogs in security operations.