President Akufo-Addo cuts sod to begin Phase 2 of GAF Housing

By Bright Ntramah

President Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for work to begin on Phase Two of the Ghana Armed Forces Housing Project at a cost of $ 24.8 million. The President has also presented 40 Jeep J8 Vehicles, six Toyota Hiace, 14 Toyota Hilux pickups to help contain the security threat posed by extremist groups and to help deal better with internal security. At a brief ceremony at Burma Camp, President Akufo-Addo promised to take steps to meet challenges faced by the Armed forces.

Phase two of the housing project is made up of 40 half-compound houses which will add to 320 units of accommodation across all garrisons of the Ghana Armed Forces. The vehicles presented will add to the fleet of vehicles already presented by the Commander in Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces. The Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul thanked the President for the Investment made in the army. This he said will enhance the operational capabilities of the Armed forces.

President Akufo-Addo said Systematic efforts are being made to address the logistical and housing needs of the Armed Forces. He said the government is retooling, reconstructing, and upgrading 15 forward operating bases and new units. To contain secessionist activities, President Akufo-Addo encouraged the men in uniform to continue to collaborate with other relevant Ministries and agencies, to ensure that Ghana maintains the robust posture that will deter Potential aggressors from attempting to derail the political and socio-economic gains.

President Akufo-Addo also inspected ongoing works at the Military academy and training school. The Cadet mess, the square and lecture rooms are completed. The administration block is about 95 percent complete and the contractor is in the final stages of completing the external works. The 246 capacity Cadet Hospital and platoon commanders block is 65 percent complete. The President also inspected ongoing construction of a Seven-storey Army Headquarters Office Complex, which is also progressing steadily. The project which is at the cost of $ 33 million will boost the image and morale of the army.

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