The Ghana Armed Forces have received 60 new vehicles to help them deal with internal security lapses in the wake of insecurity within the sub-region.
President Akufo-Add who handed over the vehicles to them on Wednesday hoped the security of the country would improve tremendously.
Below is a statement from President Akufo-Addo:
On Wednesday, 27th October 2021, I presented 40 Jeep J8 vehicles, 6 Toyota Hi-ace minibusses, and 14 Toyota Hilux pick-ups, to the Armed Forces, which 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. 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.
Again, I inspected on-going construction of the seven-storey Army Headquarters Office Complex, which is also progressing steadily. This project is costing the taxpayer some GH¢33 million. I also 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.