The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has presented On Wednesday, 27th October 2021, 40 Jeep J8 vehicles, 6 Toyota Hi-ace mini buses, and 14 Toyota Hilux pick-ups, to Ghana Armed Forces.
According to his office, this equipment will help contain the security threats posed by extremist groups operating along our northern borders, and also help the Army deal better with internal security challenges.
“I also inspected work on the Ghana Military Academy Infrastructure Upgrade project site, whose sod I cut on 4th July 2019. The Cadet Mess, the Square and lecture rooms are completed”, Akufo-Addo said.
“The Administration Block is some ninety-five (95%) complete, and the contractor is in the final stages of completing the external works. The two hundred and forty-six (246) capacity Cadet Hostel and Platoon Commander’s Block are some sixty-five percent (65%) complete.”
The head of state has also inspected on-going construction of the seven-storey Army Headquarters Office Complex, “which is also progressing steadily.”
According to him, this project is costing the taxpayer some GH¢33 million.
Moreover, Nana Addo cut the sod for the commencement of work on the US$24.8 million housing project for the troops.
Forty (40) half compound houses will be built here at Burma Camp, ten (10) each at the Naval Base in Sekondi, the Airforce Base in Tamale, the 4th Infantry Battalion in Kumasi, and the 3rd Infantry Battalion in Sunyani.
“When completed, a total of three hundred and twenty (320) units would be added to the housing stock of the Armed Forces.”