General News of Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Mr Dominic Nitiwul, the Minister of Defence, has reiterated government’s commitment to retool the Ghana Armed Forces with available logistics and facilities to enhance its work.
This, he said, would help to address challenges of inadequate logistics and facilities at the various military camps to be effective and efficient in the performance of their duties.
Mr Nitiwul said this when he visited personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces at the Barracks in Tamale as part of a two-day tour of the Northern Region to familiarise himself with challenges and security standpoints.
He said the Military remained the peace wing of the country and should act with professionalism to maintain law and order to derive the maximum benefits from investors to improve the economy.
He urged the public and other law enforcement agencies to cooperate with the Military to maintain law and order to promote peace in the country, especially in the Region to bring development.
Mr Nitiwul emphasised that government intended to make Ghana a beacon of peace within the West African Sub-region to drive investors.
He also inspected ongoing construction works of the new Northern Regional Command Headquarters in Tamale to ascertain the level of work done and to interact with workers on site.
Earlier, the Minister and his entourage paid a courtesy call on Alhaji Al-hassan Abdulai, the Gukpe-Naa, Paramount Chief of Tamale, where he extended his profound gratitude to the chiefs for their complementing efforts in helping seek lasting peace in the Region.
Meanwhile, the Minister would also visit the new Tamale Military Hospital site to inspect works and a training camp at Daboya in the North Gonja District on Tuesday to mark the end of his two-day visit to the Sixth Garrison.