By Kofi Ampeah-Woode
The President of the Republic of Ghana and Commander-In-Chief (C-In-C) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) – Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has presented thirty-three (33) Armoured Personnel Carriers APCs, forty-one (41) assorted Toyota vehicles, as the last batch of a number of vehicles pledged to the Armed Forces, on 21st March, 2019.
The vehicles presentation on Thursday, 5th December, 2019, also included three (3) water tankers, one (1) self-loading recovery truck; one (1) refrigeration van and five (5) utility vehicles for waste disposal and management, at a ceremony at the Headquarters of the 153 Armoured Regiment, Burma Camp.
The President said that his government recognizes that the vision of ensuring equitable distribution of development, progress and prosperity to all parts of the country, can only be made possible in an atmosphere of peace and security, and thus, his team is determined to continue to meet the needs of the Armed Forces.
The C-In-C commended GAF for outstanding performances in the recent joint security operation – KOUDANGOU, and in the on-going Operation CONQUERED FIST, which are intended to create a secure and peaceful atmosphere at the northwestern, northern and northeastern borders of the country.
President Akufo-Addo urged the military, to continue to collaborate with the Ministries of National Security, Interior, Foreign Affairs, Finance, and with the Ghana Revenue Authority, as well as all relevant agencies, to help maintain a resolute, robust front, that would deter potential aggressors from having any thoughts of attempting to destabilize the country or derail the socio-economic gains chalked so far.
Earlier this year, the C-In-C presented 138 staff and operational vehicles of various categories, to the Armed Forces, to help reshape the vehicular needs of GAF.