The officers and men of the Armed Forces have been asked not to engage in any acts that can mar the forthcoming elections.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Maxwell M.T NagaI, gave the advice in Accra yesterday, at the inauguration of a renovated Junior Ranks’ Mess and outdooring of the new instruments for the Silver Wings Dance Band of the Ghana Air Force.
“Developments strive if there were stability and peace,” he said and asked the personnel to use the opportunity available to promote and propagate the message of peace before, during and after the election.
Their role, he said, was key to sustaining the democratic dispensation of the country.
Ghana, Air Vice Marshall Nagal said, continued to attract a number of people because of the peaceful environment, noting that his outfit and the other security agencies would continue to safeguard the country.
He, therefore, urged the public to do same by preserving the peace.
He said the renovation of the place had become necessary, considering the extent of deterioration.
“This Mess was prioritised because it is said that a unit dies when the Mess life is non-existent, and a vibrant Mess is an indicator and expression of a dynamic and well-motivated unit,” he said.
On the new instruments, the Chief of Air Staff said, the band had been performing over the years with obsolete instruments and the new ones would enhance their performance both military and civil functions.
The Base Commander, Group Captain Frederick Asare Kwesi Bakoe, commended the Chief of Air Staff for prioritising the place in his scheme of things.
The place, he said, had adjourning stocked bar, rooms for personnel on transit, store rooms, summer huts and a wide all-purpose area like that of the Officer Mess of the Air Force.
He said a kitchen facility which had been added by the Chief of Air Staff was 80 per cent complete.
By Francis Asamoah Tuffour