The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), Major General Thomas Oppong-Peprah has commissioned an ultra-modern soldiers’ accommodation unit at the Battle Training Camp in Bundase on Tuesday, 30 June 2020.
During the commissioning, COAS who was the Guest of Honour for the occasion remarked in his speech that, the soldiers' accommodation had come at a very opportune time that the Military High Command over the year had observed with concern, challenges associated with permanent tent houses for troops at the camp. “The tents wear out, due to the vagaries of the weather, and also becomes uncomfortable for the troops when the weather gets hot,” he averred. To this end the High Command had made long-term plans to solve these challenges, thereby, sourcing for funds to put up permanent block accommodations and structures, in order to meet operational and administrative requirements at the training camp.
He added that the edifice would be useful during troop’s pre-operational training, quarantine periods and field training exercises at the Battle Training Camp.
The Army Commander disclosed that his vision, among others, is to, “Upgrade the Bundase Training Camp to a modern United Nations Peace Support Operations Centre of Excellence.” Major General Oppong-Pepprah noted that plans had been made for the rehabilitation and construction of accommodation facilities, well-constructed road network within the camp and provision of utilities.
Major General Oppong-Peprah expressed profound gratitude to the company for the donation and assured them that the building would be put to good use and properly maintained.
Presenting the facility to the Army Commander, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Structures & Logistics/ Prolicom Plus Limited, Mr Sampson Opare-Agyemang said that the project which was fully funded, constructed and donated to the Army, formed part of their Corporate Social Responsibilities. Mr Opare-Agyemang said his outfit also looks forward to helping the Ghana Army’s vision to modernize it facilities at the training camp.
The accommodation facility which was named “OPPONG-PEPRAH BLOCK” sits on a total of 112 square meters of land space and consists of a comfortable 70 square meters open sleeping floor including 60 square meters Warrant Officer’s (WO) room with a modern 21 square meters washroom. The main hall has 9 ceiling fans, wash-hand basins, showers and urinals at the washrooms as well as modern water closets connected to a bio-digesters system. The floor is fully furnished with high grade porcelain and ceramic tiles.
The building which is also furnished with 2 fire extinguishers has the box design concept, consisting of a spacious flat roof that allows for easy installation of solar panels and rain harvesting opportunities. The roof has an overhead tank that supplies water by gravity to the washrooms.
Prolicom Plus Limited is a Ghanaian-owned registered real estate company located in Accra. They also provide professional services in the logistics supply environment.