The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Lt Gen Obed Boamah Akwa, has bemoaned the recent increase in road accidents involving personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces, attributing the problem to overspeeding and non adherence to basic road and traffic regulations.
According to him, 5 fatal road and traffic accidents have been registered since November last year. He however urged personnel to adopt a defensive approach when on the road and endeavour to adhere to basic road and traffic regulations to forestall such occurrences.
The CDS was speaking during an All Ranks durbar with personnel of 6 Garrison on Monday June 11, 2018, at the Air Force Base, Tamale.
He lauded personnel of 6 Garrison for their contribution to peace as well as ensuring law and order in the 3 Northern Regions. He warned personnel to desist from unprofessional acts which always cast a slur on the image of the Ghana Armed Forces.
He deplored the recent clashes and various reprisals between soldiers and the civil police in Tamale. He entreated personnel to exercise maximum restraint as a national investigative board had been convened, chaired by a state attorney to look into the matter.
He stressed on the importance of Operation Vanguard, urging personnel on such operation to follow the laid down operational orders.
He further stated that, government would soon take delivery of welfare buses which would in turn be delivered to the various garrisons. On accommodation, he mentioned the barracks regeneration project which he said would ease the current accommodation challenges the Armed Forces was facing.
After the durbar, the CDS and his entourage including the Chief of the Army Staff, Maj Gen William Ayamdo, visited one of the sites for the construction of a 4-unit 2 bedroom self contain accommodation at Barwah barracks.