The Chief of the Army Staff, Maj Gen Thomas Oppong–Peprah has cut sod for the construction of Peacekeepers transit quarters at the Arakan Barracks, Burma Camp on Friday, 8 May 2020.
The 3-storey ultra-modern facility has 80-bedrooms per floor, a kitchen, dining and ironing area and a multi-purpose courtyard. The transit quarters when completed would house 240 soldiers at a time.
Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, Maj Gen Oppong-Peprah said that the accommodation facility when completed would house soldiers nominated for external peacekeeping operations; adding that soldiers who travelled from out-station units for operational and administrative duties in Accra could lodge at the transit quarters.
“The time was ripe for troops to have decent accommodation when embarking on and disembarking from Peace Support Operations,” he emphasized.
The Army Commander revealed that the project will be constructed by the Messrs Paragon Company Limited with funds from the Army Headquarters peace support operations budget. He therefore admonished the four-member monitoring and supervisory board chaired by Commanding Officer of 5Bn, Lt Col Seth Odei to ensure the project was completed as schedule.
He called on friends of the Army and private organisations to support high command in constructing the ultra- modern peace support village for the Ghana Army.
Present at the occasion were the General Officer Commanding Southern Command, Brigadier General Abraham Yeboah Nsiah, Director General Logistics, Brigadier General Prince Osei-wusu and other Directors from Army and General Headquarters. The CEO of Paragon Housing Limited, Mr. Kwasi Siriboe and CEO of Mayfair Estates Limited, Mr John Watson Otumfuor were also present.