29 January 2019. A hostel has been commissioned to ease the pressing accommodation needs of students of the School of Trade Training (S of TT) on Tuesday 29 January 2019 at the Air Force Base Accra.
The hostel christened “S of TT Hostel” consists of 32 rooms, a central kitchen, ironing rooms and lavatories. It is also equipped with a mechanized borehole for constant water supply.
The S of TT is an ideal institution solely responsible for the training of Air Force personnel from the three Bases in both technical and non-technical trades for the three-year residential programme.
The Guest of Honour and immediate past Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Maxwell Mantsebi-Tei Nagai, was highly elated to witness the completion of the project and commended all and sundry who contributed their quota towards making it a successful.
AVM Nagai (Rtd) disclosed that, due to the increasing number of personnel intake in the school, the existing facilities could no longer suppress their demands thus the need to construct the hostel facility.
“It has been Command’s desire and vision that students are accommodated close to the lecture facilities as in the case of most Military schools to facilitate stress-free learning after school hours”, he added.
He hinted that the hostel formed one-third of the stipulated project earmarked for accomplishing a U-shape accommodation complex. Stressing that the remaining aspects of the project would be vigorously pursued to ensure that all students reside on campus.
AVM Nagai (Rtd) noted that the construction of the hostel signified Ghana Air Force’s commitment towards the Armed Forces High Command’s effort in solving the general accommodation problems. He advised the school authorities and students to adhere to the rules and regulations governing the hostel to help preserve and benefit the next generation.
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Frank Hanson, Chief of Staff (COS) Major General Oppong-Peprah, Base Commander Air Force Base Accra, Air Vice Marshal Fredrick Bekoe, Senior Officers, Serving and Retired Officers, Clergy, Airmen/women and the Air Wives Organization (AWO) were present at the occasion.