Security agencies told to share intelligence

Mr. Kenneth Gilbert Adjei

Mr. Kenneth Gilbert Adjei

Mr.Kenneth Gilbert Adjei, Deputy Minister of Defence, has asked security services in the country to share intelligence to avert possible aggression and attacks on the country.

He said it was important for them to work together and put measures in place to forestall or minimise any security threat, ahead of the November polls.

Mr Adjei gave the advice at a durbar to climax the Golden Jubilee celebration of the 66 Artillery Regiment at the Volta Barracks in Ho.

He said the safety of the nation was in the hands of the security services, and tasked them to rise to the responsibility, in view of the recent terrorist attacks in neighbouring countries.

Mr Adjei urged the security services to maintain good relationship with the civilian population and be extra vigilant in their operations.

He commended the 66 Artillery Regiment for protecting the country’s Eastern border and advised the personnel to guard the tradition and customs that made the Volta Barracks one of the best in the Ghana Armed Forces.

Major -General Carl Coleman, president of Ghana Artillery Officers Association, noted that the 66 Artillery Regiment had carved a niche for itself through discipline and professionalism, and implored the soldiers to maintain the standard and work hard to sustain national aspirations.

Lieutenant-Colonel Selorm K. Amengor, Commanding Officer of the regiment, noted that the past commanders built the Regiment on solid foundation and pledged to add to their successes.

Colonel Ekow Jones (rtd), First Commanding Officer of the regiment, was honoured at the durbar.

The 66 Artillery Regiment came into existence on April 16, 1966 as the Medium Mortar Regiment, a name it retained until June 3, 2002, when it was re-designated the 66 Artillery Regiment.

Its objective was to increase the supporting fire power potential of the Ghana Army, as hitherto, its only existing fire support had come from 81mm mortars.

-GNA

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