The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has built two storey buildings for junior ranks at the Tamale Airforce Base, in the Northern Region.
The facility, which is expected to accommodate about 320 young military personnel in the region, was financed through its allocated budget.
The Chief of Defense Staff, Air Marshal Michael Samson Oje, who commissioned the ultra –modern facility in Tamale yesterday, said the construction of the block was part of the Command’s efforts to address accommodation problems facing the soldiers.
He stressed that the provision of the decent accommodation for personnel would enable the base to enhance its operations, and to motivate and make them battle ready and to live up to their responsibilities.
He remarked that the building would also not only to improve the accommodation state of the Air Force Base but also to uplift the morale and welfare of the young airmen and women in the forces.
The Chief of the Defense Staff added that the commissioning of the building is an important step in the process of the Ghana Air Force achieving its set strategic objectives.
He mentioned that last year, a similar ultra –modern building was commissioned for 200 airmen and women in Accra and the aim of the projects was to reduce the huge deficit of accommodation in the Ghana Armed Force to the barest minimum.
Air Marshal Oje added that plans were far advanced to ensure that critical matters like accommodation, training of personnel, logistics and the operational readiness of the Armed forces were improved
Air Marshal Oje advised the young airmen and women who are to occupy the building to take very good care of the facility by adopting a high maintenance culture to ensure the longevity of the building.
He took advantage of the occassion to caution officers and personnel of the force to be disciplined, of high professional standard and be vigilant at all times.
Air Samson-Oje said discipline was a key hallmark of the Ghana Army and that should be the aim of all personnel, especially the junior officers.
From: Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Tamale.