President Akufo-Addo on Thursday handed over 84
vehicles to the Ghana Armed Forces at the Abugah Square, Gondar Barracks –
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, President Akufo-Addo stated the procured vehicles falls in line with a pledge he made to the security force. This, he believes will help in addressing the transportation challenges within the Ghana Armed Forces.
“I am here to redeem a pledge I made to you on the 21st March 2019”.
The president recounted how, in February this
year, he presented 50 ANKAI Buses, and 40 Toyota Landcruiser Hardbody Vehicles,
50 Toyota Hilux Pickups, which formed part of the first tranche of 138 staff
and operational vehicles of various categories.
“Today, I am here to present to you, 33 armoured personnel carrier, 41 assorted Toyota vehicles, 3 water tankers, 1 self-loading recovery truck, 1 refrigeration van and 5 utility vehicles for waste disposal and management, he stated.
The vehicles which will serve the military is the third project being commissioned by the president at the camp.
Ghana, the President stressed, cannot achieve the growth of her economy that will provide the Ghanaian people with a dignified standard of living without peace and stability.
He therefore assured the security bureau that the Government is not relenting in its efforts at transforming the Ghana Armed Forces into a formidable body, and we will continue to help enhance the capabilities of the Armed Forces in the development of our nation.
Alos the Minister of Defence Dominic Nitiwul touted the achievements of the current government with regards to the military developments.
“Your Excellency, the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has benefited immensely during the last three years under your government through the various interventions to improve conditions of the officers, men, women and civilian employees of Ghana Armed Forces and most especially the working efficiency of personnel”.