Akufo-Addo promises GAF new headquarters, cars, stadium and training facility

General News of Friday, 19 October 2018

Source: citinewsroom.com

2018-10-19

President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has announced that his administration has procured over 130 vehicles for the Ghana Armed Forces to facilitate their transportation needs.

According to the President, the procured robust cars and motorbikes are due to arrive in the country in the next two months.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony of some 138 officers at the Ghana Military Academy at Teshie in Accra, the President also said government’s plans are far advanced to construct a new army headquarters and a training school for the Ghana Armed forces.

He also revealed that he has directed the Minister of Defense to commence work on asphalting the roads in the barracks.

In his address, the President also said a ‘new state of the art training infrastructure’ will be constructed to meet the demands of the Ghana Armed Forces.

“We have ordered an additional 135 vehicles including; Nissan Hard body pick ups, Toyota land cruiser, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Land Cruiser pick-ups and dispatch motorbikes to improve the transportation facilities of the troops. These vehicles will arrive within the country in the next 2 months, and I have directed the Minister for Defense to begin the second phase of the project for the asphalting of roads in the barracks,” the President said.

Adding on to the list of promises to the Ghana Armed Forces, President Nana Addo said the Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, will cut sod for construction of the Commander-in-chief sports stadium in November.

“Next month in November, the Minister for Defense will cut the sod for the construction of the commander in chief sports stadium program for Garrisons in the country, the first to be built in the Tamale.”

‘We are fulfilling our promises, critics to be put to shame’

In April this year, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he is fulfilling promises he and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) made to Ghanaians in the run-up to the December 2016 elections.

“The work that we promised to do, the promises I made during the campaign period, I believe that all Ghanaians can attest to the fact that they were not idle promises, but rather promises that I honestly believed that I could fulfill, once I won power,” the President said.

“Those who said we could not do it have been put to shame. Very soon, we will pass legislation that stipulates that every child in Ghana should go to school up to Senior High School level, at least. We don’t want dropouts. This way, everyone can find meaningful employment in this country.We have reduced electricity tariffs as well, so as to bring relief to individual households, as well as to businesses…” he added.

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