The Commander, Army Training Command (ATRAC), Brig Gen BB Owusu has charged both Commanders and Soldiers to improve their knowledge on Internal Security threats, challenges and additional measures to tackle situations with minimal infractions on human rights.
He underscored the importance of Internal Security (IS) training for personnel to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness when undertaking the Army’s task, while emphasizing the capabilities of interoperability with other security agencies and the impact of media relations on IS operations.
Brig Gen Owusu made the assertion when he graced the closing ceremony of the IS cadre under the theme “Training for effective internal security operations” organized for Officers of Commands and the various training schools at the Buchana Hall, Whistler Barracks in Teshie on Thursday 21 October, 2021.
The Commander disclosed that the aim of the three days cadre which commenced on Tuesday 19 October, 2021, was to equip training officers with the principles of IS operations and contemporary developments to enable them deliver on their mandate. He said that troops needed to appreciate the impact of media and human rights concerns on military operations to maximize success.
Brig Gen BB Owusu observed that troops involved in Internal Security operations in parts of the country had come under criticism as a result of perceived infractions and human rights violations. He was of the view that after the training, the Officers must impart the knowledge they had acquired to recruits before they pass-out and ensure that troops in the Units conducted IS operations with enhanced knowledge.
The commander revealed that the Army Training Command is tasked with the responsibility of implementing the Army High Command’s programme on training for personnel to develop their professional capabilities in line with the vision of the Chief of the Army Staff to “produce highly trained, well-equipped and motivated officers and soldiers to undertake the army’s task.”