By Kofi Ampeah-Woode, Army HQ, Burma Camp
A private company – KINGSPERP Group of Companies, based in Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region, has donated three (3) Hyundai i10 used cars, worth about Eighty-One Thousand Cedis (GHS81,000), to the Ghana Army, to help in resourcing the force, in its day-to-day operations.
The presentation of the vehicles on Thursday, 18th June, 2020, was made by two executives of Kingsperp company (a building & construction and oil marketing firm) – Messrs Solomon Guzzy and David Yarkwa, and were received by the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) – Major General (Maj Gen) Thomas Oppong-Peprah.
The vehicles are to be assigned for use by security operatives of the Intelligence Directorate of the Army Headquarters (Army HQ), in their day to day activities, as they go about investigating issues and gather information for use in Army operations.
The COAS – General Oppong-Peprah, in a response to the presentation, said that, upon the assumption of office, he has been making the effort to get the Ghana Army resourced by all, including companies and institutions, who have interest in the maintenance of peace and the stability of Ghana and beyond, and thus expressed gratitude for the response to such a call, by some private institutions, and now Kingsperp Ltd.
General Oppong-Peprah urged such companies who give towards the maintenance and enhancement of peace and development, to consider themselves as partners in national development, with whom the Army would corporate.
Present at the ceremony included the Chief Staff Officer (CSO) – Brigadier General (Brig Gen) Michael Amoah Ayisi, Director, Army Training – Colonel (Col) Frank Tei, Director, Army Logistics – Col Roland Kwao-Adotey, Director, Administration – Col IA Ibrahim, amongst others.