Military installations opened to public

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), on Monday opened its facilities to the public at Burma Camp in Accra.

The annual opening day held after the independence celebration, offered the GAF the opportunity to interact with the public, and to allow them access to their facilities, which were not often opened to the public.

Military units in Accra and other garrisons were made accessible to the public, who also toured the Air Force base.

Children and the public were given the opportunity to fly in helicopters, coppers and Fokker 27 while, others were given a treat in amoured vehicles and on horses.

Equipment for the forces such as military aircrafts, and amoured vehicles just to mention a few were put on display for the public.

Wing Commander David Nkansah at the Air Force base told journalists that the military opened its door after every independence celebration since 2001.

“We are expecting to fly 3000 children today to have firsthand information about our activities.” he said.

The Deputy Director of Information and Press Relations, GAF, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Larbi, urged the public to visit other bases of the military during open days, to prevent overcrowding at particular facilities.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi  

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