Bawumia Cuts Sod For New Army Headquarters

Vice-President
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has commissioned an office block at Burma Camp to be used
as a temporary Army Headquarters.

He
also cut the sod for the construction of a befitting headquarters edifice for the
Ghana Army. When completed, the 37 offices block with three conference rooms,
an armoury and a kitchen—named after General Odartey-Wellington—will be used as an annex to the yet-to-be
constructed headquarters.

Vice-President
Bawumia lauded the “very professional attitude” of the Ghana Army, which has
seen the outfit continue to defend the nation against internal and external
aggression.

He
pledged government’s continued support to the military and the other security
agencies to enable them to discharge their duties more effectively.

“It
is clear that given the needed resources, our Army is ready to give off its
best, holding nothing back to make our country and themselves proud,” he
said, adding “I wish to assure you that the government will continue to work
closely with the Military High Command to ensure that your logistics and
operational needs including equipment, clothing and accommodation are
adequately met and on time for both your internal and external operations. I
can assure you the Ghana Army would receive its fair share of the support being
provided by the government to the Ghana Armed Forces.”

He called for greater collaboration between the security agencies, pointing out that the military’s support in the security sector had brought about sanity in most of the troubled spots across the country. 

“I
will urge you to continue to show commitment and dedication to ensure that all
trouble spots across the country are brought under
control. I urge you to continue to work closely with your civilian counterparts
as well as your sister security agencies/institutions for the safety and
security of the citizenry in the country,” he stressed.

The
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major General William Azuri Ayamdo said the Army Headquarters
Complex was envisaged by Major General Richard Opoku Adusei, who, while serving
as Chief of Army Staff, saw the need to create an additional space to relocate
certain offices of the Army Headquarters.

“The
architectural designing was initiated in 2014 and initially drawn by 48
Engineer Regiment to meet the COAS vision and purpose for the structure,” he
said.

He
revealed that the first floor of the structure would be occupied by the
administration wing of the headquarters while the second and third floors would
house the training and logistics wings of the Ghana Army.

“The actual construction commended in 2015 and was solely supported by Mr. Godfred Andoh, a civilian and friend to the Ghana Army,” he added.

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BY Linda Tenyah-Ayettey



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