The Chief of the Army Staff, Major General Thomas Oppong-Peprah has described his vision to restore and change the Army’s fleet, as tactical in line with the age-old military tradition of camouflage and concealment.
He made this revelation during an intensive inspection of maintenance works on the Army's fleet on Friday, 22 May 2020 at the Ghana Army Headquarters in Burma Camp.
Maj Gen Oppong-Peprah, while inspecting the extent of maintenance and servicing of the vehicles added that, his vision was to make the Ghana Army highly operational, and that the restoration of the Army’s operational and administrative vehicles was very important to him. He therefore expressed profound satisfaction with the high level of maintenance and restoration works carried out by the Army.
The COAS disclosed his intention to incorporate modern technology into the maintenance system at the headquarters to enhance servicing schedules and allow constant maintenance. He noted the need to expand the Army Headquarters garage to properly accommodate the many vehicles of the service.
The Army Commander however, admonished Directors and Commanders to exercise stricter control over the Army’s fleet to avoid misuse. He further encouraged them to find innovative ways to undertake such maintenance projects for the army and not always rely on High Command, adding that, the army belonged to them all and they must endeavor to make it better.
A total of thirty-four (34) vehicles comprising Steyr Troop Carrier Vehicles (TCV), buses, ambulances, pick-ups, land cruisers and water tanker trucks underwent extensive restoration including spraying, new batteries, upholstery work, general servicing, electrical works, major body works and replacing of vital vehicle parts among others.