12 April 2018. The Ghana Air Force has commissioned two remarkable edifices at the Air Force Base Accra on Thursday, 12 April 2018 to help improve working conditions and enable them carry out their duties effectively.
The two ultramodern facilities co-located at the Base are the School of Trade Training (S of TT) Auditorium/Library Complex and the Base Briefing Room/ 5 Forces Movement Unit.
In his remarks, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Maxwell Mantsebi-Tei Nagai disclosed that the Auditorium and Library Complex were named after Wing Commander JO Lamptey (rtd) and Squadron Leader Charles Drah respectively for the commitment and dedication they exhibited when they were in active service.
He added that, the structures would facilitate mass teaching, general lectures, research and invariably serve other purposes beneficial to students, personnel and the Ghana Armed Forces as a whole.
AVM Nagai expressed his profound appreciation to the Base Commander Accra, Directorate of Engineer Services, Project Officer and all who made an input in ensuring the success of the project.
Speaking at the event, the Guest of Honour AVM JO Boateng (rtd) acknowledged the massive developmental improvement and entreated serving personnel to continue in raising the Air Force flag high in all spheres of their Military career as well as executing their mandated task.
AVM Boateng noted he was certain that, with the advent of these modernized facilities, the School of Trade Training would boost its capacity of training aviation professionals in selected specializations.
He added that, from this humble beginning of training Airmen within certain level of competencies required in Air Force operations, the school had grown into an institution that runs courses for aeronautical engineering students form the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the University of Ghana Legon.