The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, on Tuesday inaugurated the Quarter Master Block at the Artillery Training School at Akoefe, near Ho.
“This marks an important milestone in the quest by the Military High Command to support the development of Artillery Corps in general and the school in particular,” he said.
Vice Admiral Amoama gave an assurance that the school would be supported soon with the appropriate resources and other infrastructure for teaching, research, learning and other academic needs.
He re-assured personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) that the Military High Command was working closely with the government to ensure that adequate accommodation and other logistic requirements were provided to troops in all garrisons.
That posture, the CDS said, had seen the Government retooling and re-equipping the GAF with armoured personnel carriers and vehicles of various types to enhance the operational and administrative capabilities of the military.
He touched on the involvement of GAF in internal security and counter-insurgency operations over the years and said that although the GAF was transforming in that regard, the insurgents were also transforming their modus operandi.
“Consequently, the fight against emerging threats to the country has taken a crucial dimension in the nation’s history, with emphasis on the need for close collaboration between manoeuvre forces and artillery to achieve success in non-conventional/asymmetric warfare,” Vice Admiral Amoama added.
He urged personnel at the training school to take utmost care of the facility to ensure that it served its intended purpose.
Later in the day, the CDS inaugurated a four-storey 16-unit flat for Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCO) at the 66 Artillery Regiment in Ho.
The Commanding Officer of the regiment, Lt Colonel Edward Sarpong Appiah said that the flat would significantly reduce the long-standing accommodation deficit in the regiment and the entire garrison.
FROM ALBERTO MARIO NORETTI, AKOEFE