The President and Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo has presented newly acquired vehicles to GAF at Burma Camp.
The ceremony which took place on Wednesday 27 October, 2021 saw him present 40 Jeeps, 6 Toyota Hiace Mini buses and 14 Toyota Pick-ups.
As part of his itinerary for the visit, he cut sod for the commencement of phase II of a $24.8 million housing project and inspected a 7 storey Army Headquarters office complex which is currently under construction.
In his welcome address, the Minister of Defence, Honourable Dominic Nitiwul expressed his appreciation to the President for his commitment to modernise GAF. He reassured him that the vehicles would enable the Service conduct its internal and external duties with professionalism for peace and security of the country.
He said Government was committed to the needs of the Armed Forces and that steps were being taken to ensure that those needs were met for equitable distribution of developmental projects in an atmosphere of peace and security. He noted that combating crimes posed by extremist groups operating along the northern borders required real time surveillance capacity, high mobility, force protection, fire power and communication. He commended the leadership of GAF for its commitment and dedication in ongoing operations such as Conquered Fist and Mother Land which were intended to create a secured and peaceful environment along the North Western, Northern and North Eastern borders.
"The all-round protection provided for the country has been made possible through your vigilance and sacrifice notwithstanding the modest resources you have to work with. Ghana is forever indebted to you,” he added.
Dignitaries present at the ceremony were the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, Service Chiefs and Directors.
In related news, the President also visited the Military Academy and Training Schools were he inspected the new Military Academy Administration Office, Platoon Commanders block, cadet accommodation and accommodation for Officers being constructed by Poly Changda Overseas Engineering Company Limited and Poly Technologies Incorporated.