The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral Seth Amoama has cut sod for the construction of a 3-storey office complex at the old St Georges’ Anglican Church premises for the Directorate of Religious Affairs (DRA) on Thursday, 14 October 2021 at Burma Camp, Accra.
The CDS who was the Guest of Honour acknowledged and expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all dignitaries present for the sod cutting ceremony. According to the CDS, the importance of religion and spiritual leadership cannot be ignored. He hinted that for a Force to be effective in every operational level there was the need for troops to be spiritually aligned and edified.
Vice Admiral Amoama lauded the role of DRA which he said has impacted positively the morale and esprit de corps of personnel.
The Director of DRA, Captain (GN) Paul Adjei-Djan stated that, the DRA has been an integral part of GAF since its establishment and has contributed significantly to the spiritual needs and growth of its members over the years. He added that the commencement of the construction of the new office complex was a dream come through, because the DRA was established in July 1956 as the Chaplain General’s Department with the first Ghanaian Chaplain, Late Lieutenant Colonel J Kwaku Tsiriboah (Rtd).
Capt (GN) Adjei-Djan enlightened that DRA is made up of chaplains from the Roman Catholic Church, Seventh Day Adventist, Pentecost, Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian Church and Islamic Imams in GAF. He reiterated that these denominations cater for the spiritual needs of troops in those denominations.
The Ghana National Chief Imam, Dr Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu who was present donated an amount of Two Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH?2,000) to support the project.
The Chief Executive Officer of Paragon Estate Limited, Mr Siribour is the contractor for the project, and would be assisted by the 48 Engineer Regiment of GAF.