“Authorities is Delivering on its Promise to Equip the Navy” – President Akufo-Addo

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says his authorities, since assuming workplace in 2017, has been delivering on its promise to retool and re-equip the Ghana Armed Forces, thereby serving to the Pressure to understand its mandate of defending the territorial integrity of the nation.

In keeping with President Akufo-Addo, in view of the modern, rising and future threats in West Africa, addressing safety points can’t be enterprise as common.

“Authorities has, thus, authorized the growth of the Armed Forces to cater for these threats. The strategic growth and modernisation of the Armed Forces, according to the menace evaluation and the acquisition of the requisite gear, logistics, infrastructure improvement and enhance in manpower, are being pursued vigorously,” he mentioned.

Talking on the Navy Academy Commencement parade for Common Profession Course 61, on Friday, twelfth August 2022, President Akufo-Addo indicated that Authorities is reconstructing and upgrading the Ghana Navy Academy to deliver it at par with different respected Navy Academies the world over.

He famous that the primary section of the development works of the Navy Academy is nearly full, with the renovated Officer Cadets’ Mess, the Academy Parade Sq., the 300 and twenty-seating capability two-storey classroom block, and the magnificent administration block additionally accomplished.

Certainly, the three-storey 2 hundred and forty-six (246)-room officer cadets’ hostel, the two-bedroom sixteen flats officer lodging for platoon commanders, the two-bedroom-four flats half compound for senior non-commissioned instructors, and the boundary fence wall are nearly full, with set up of fittings, portray, exterior works/landscaping and connection for water and electrical energy anticipated to be completed by the tip of this month.

By way of manpower growth, President Akufo-Addo indicated that the Armed Forces has recruited and educated some three thousand (3,000) troopers between 2017 and 2020.

“It has, since 2021, launched into accelerated nationwide recruitment and coaching to churn out a minimal of 4 thousand (4,000) officers and troopers yearly till 2024, so as to beef up the energy of our Armed Forces to optimum ranges. Thus, a minimal of two thousand (2,000) recruits are educated in recruit coaching faculties of the three (3) Companies each six months, while the energy of officer cadets enlisted in latest instances has been elevated exponentially since 2020,” the President mentioned.

He continued, “Along with the development of the eight hundred and thirty-two (832) lodging items for the Armed Forces, initiated below the Navy Housing Part One Venture in July 2019, that are at the moment at varied ranges of completion, I minimize the sod a number of months in the past for the Navy Housing Part 2 Venture, which is able to add 300 and twenty (320) further items to the Part 1 lodging items.”

President Akufo-Addo famous that there’s huge infrastructure improvement within the neighborhood of the Burma Camp Navy Cemetery to supply warehouses, workplaces and barracks lodging for Base Ordnance Depot, the Faculty of Ordnance, the Armed Forces Central Band and the Armed Forces Music Faculty.

To boost operational functionality, fight effectivity and logistics capability of the Armed Forces, the President famous that measures have been put in place in furtherance of restructuring and retooling.

“To this finish, further bases, specialised items and brigades have been created, with the acquisition of requisite gear, to reinforce operations significantly alongside our northern frontiers. As you might be conscious, this growth has already seen the creation and institution of the Army Particular Operations Brigade, Armoured Brigade, Sign Brigade, and two (2) Mechanised Battalions, that are deployed within the Higher West and Higher East Areas,” the President mentioned.

He famous that development and equipping of fifteen (15) Ahead Working Bases (FOBs) throughout our northern frontiers for the Armed Forces for the Northern Border Venture are on monitor. These FOBs embrace FOB Greenback Energy, FOB Hamile, FOB Tumu, FOB Navrongo, FOBBawku, FOB Nalerigu, FOB Bunkpurugu, FOB Saboba, FOB Bimbilla, FOB Damongo, FOB Bole, FOB Jirapa, Ahead Logistics Base at Wa, Ahead Logistics Base at Bolgatanga and Important Logistics Base at Tamale.

Along with this, President Akufo-Addo indicated that numerous fight autos, gear and weaponry, comprising about 100 and sixty three (163) Armoured Personnel Carriers and different fight autos, vehicles and normal autos, surveillance and communication gear, together with optical and important mass of night time imaginative and prescient gear, in addition to weapons, ammunitions and physique armour, have been acquired to reinforce intelligence acquisition, provide higher safety, enhance mobility and fireplace energy for troops on inside safety operations, together with these deployed to our northern frontiers in addition to worldwide peace assist operations.

To the navy, President Akufo-Addo famous that Authorities has bought Offshore Patrol Vessels and Quick Patrol Boats to reinforce counter piracy and different maritime menace operations, and defend the nation’s Unique Financial Zone (EEZ).

“In direction of enhancing the aptitude of the Navy, I not too long ago commissioned 4 (4) quick patrol boats, named VOLTA, PRA, ANKOBRA and DENSU, to guard our maritime assets, particularly our offshore Floating Manufacturing Storage and Offloading (FPSO) services,” he added.

In the identical vein, President Akufo-Addo famous that plans are within the offing to obtain, for the Air Pressure, six (6) L-39 Floor Fighter Aircrafts, two (2) further Floor Energy Units, assorted aircrafts comprising Casa C2A5 Maritime Patrol Aircrafts, Mi-71SH Navy Airlift Helicopters, VIP Transport Helicopters (H-225) and 4 (4) H-125 Reconnaissance Mild Assault helicopters, to assist the operations of the Special Forces.

Reiterating Authorities’s dedication to enhance the healthcare and medical supply capability of the Armed Forces, he indicated that the 37 Navy Hospital, which additionally serves because the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Hospital, has been prioritised for large retooling, previous to the graduation of the subsequent section of the 37 Navy Hospital growth undertaking.

Equally, the 5 hundred-bed navy hospital at Afari, within the Atwima Nwabiagya District of the Ashanti Area, will probably be prepared for inauguration by December of this yr.

“The growth and improve of medical reception stations in all of the Garrisons to District Hospital standing are additionally on track. I wish to add, moreover, that satisfactory provisions have been made for different sister safety providers, together with the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Prisons Service, Ghana Nationwide Hearth Service and the Ghana Immigration Service, to obtain new healthcare gear for his or her clean operations,” the President added.

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