The Ghana Army has held a short ceremony to introduce and commence a Basic Non-Commissioned Officers' Intelligence Course at the 48 Engineer Regiment Conference Hall at the Wajir Barracks at Teshie on Monday, 13 July 2020.
The three weeks course which is under the auspices of the Directorate of Army Intelligence and Plans is aimed at upgrading the intelligence tradecraft of the participants and expose them to information gathering and analysis.
The course will be taken by Senior Officers of the Ghana Army and it will cover Information and Intelligence Gathering, Security and Security Threat, Briefing and Report Writing, Observation Skills, Creative and Critical Thinking and Intelligence Cycle among others.
The Chief Staff Officer at the Army Headquarters, Brigadier General Michael Amoah Ayisi who was the Guest of Honour disclosed that, the course was envisioned by the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), Major General Thomas Oppong-Peprah who upon assumption of command resolved to increase the strength of Intelligence Operatives in the various units of the Army. He emphasized that the COAS believed that the operations of the Ghana Army should be underpinned and led by credible intelligence. He said the course would augment the operational effectiveness of the Directorate of Intelligence of the Ghana Armed Forces.
Brigadier General Amoah Ayisi commended the Directorate of Army Intelligence and Plans for successfully putting together this all important course to ensure that the COAS' vision was realized. He further encouraged participants to take the course seriously and imbibe the relevant lessons that will be taught, so that they become useful soldiers not only to their mother units, but to the entire Ghana Armed Forces.
This he said would build their capacity to operate effectively and equip them with analytical skills to enable them support their Units. He admonished them to abide by the virtues of hard work, punctuality, discipline and professionalism for a successful course.