The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration has reiterated its commitment to the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, gave the assurance when speaking at the commissioning of a 300-bed capacity accommodation for young soldiers at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
The 300-bed accommodation project commenced in 2016 through the internally generated fund of the 37 Military Hospital command but stalled in 2018 due to lack of support.
However, the Jospong Group of Companies as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR), intervened with the needed support and solely financed the project in 2021 at the cost of GH¢5,000,000.
He said his government shall continue to exhibit its commitment to ensuring the needs of the GAF are met.
He added the government will also construct the most needed accommodation infrastructure to enable the 37 Military Hospitals and the GAF to discharge their duties diligently.
“Before I conclude, let me assure you that the NPP government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Akufo-Addo is fully committed to the well-being and welfare of the men and women of the Ghana Armed Forces.
“We will continue to stay through to the pledges we made in our 2016 and 2020 manifestoes, brought into and retained my party the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and I in office.
“The government will continue to construct the most needed accommodation infrastructure to enable the 37 Military Hospital and the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to perform their role as required by the Ghanaian people,” the president promised.
The GAF also received a major boost with the supply of urgently needed logistics for their core mandate of securing the territorial integrity of the country.
Among the logistics and facilities that have been provided for the military is a 300-bed residential property for young military personnel, a hundred-bed United Nations (UN) field hospital at the Air Force Base, armoured vehicles, vehicles, communication equipment, and a new office complex for the Chief of Defence Staff.
The new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) complex according to President Akufo-Addo consists of 50 office spaces on three levels, conference rooms, meeting rooms, coffee rooms, kitchenette, lounges, reception, and waiting areas, outdoor socializing and ceremonial terrace, store rooms among others.