The Ghana Military Academy in Teshie is set to experience a face lift as government has secured a US$100m loan in that regard.
The loan will also cater for the construction of befitting housing facilities for military personnel in all garrisons of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
Addressing officers and civilian staff of the Armed Forces at their 2018 get-together dubbed WASSA, the Minister for Defence, Dominic Ntiwul said the loan facility will change the face of the Ghana Military Academy at Teshie.
“It is expected that Mr. President will cut the sod next month. We expect that after one year when you visit the Ghana Military Academy, it will be a different Military Academy that you will see there,” the Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul said.
The Minister added that part of the money “will be used to construct befitting housing facilities and accommodation for our troops, particularly, those of the other ranks across all the garrisons of the Ghana Armed Forces in Tamale, in Accra, in Secondi Takoradi, Sunyuni and in Kumasi”.
Also at the event was the President, Nana Akufo-Addo.
In his address, he acknowledge the efforts of the Ghana Armed Forces, especially in operations such as Operation Vanguard, Calm Life, Halt and Rad Star.
“The nation is grateful for your performance in all these operations,” President Akufo Addo said.
President Akufo Addo added that his administration will continue to provide the needed sources to the Armed Forces towards the development of the country.
“I assure you that government will not relent in its efforts at transforming the Ghana Armed Forces into a formidable force and will continue to help enhance the capacity and capabilities of the Armed Forces towards the development of our nation,” the President stated.
WASSA is an annual event celebrated by the various arms of the Ghana Armed Forces, such as the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force, which brings together family members to eat, drink and have fun at a get-together.