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President cuts sod for military housing project

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He said the government, through the Barracks Regeneration Policy, aimed at addressing the infrastructural needs of the GAF, had engaged in a number of projects including the construction of housing units.

“I have been left saddened by the lingering problem of inadequate housing. In this day and age, it is unacceptable that senior military officers are allocated residential accommodation or rooms originally reserved for junior officers, with the latter housed in worst conditions.

“It is time we changed the status quo and provide the military personnel with better and modern accommodation and station them in their respective barracks. We need all our military personnel within reach of the high command for rapid deployment in times of emergency,” he said.

For his part, the Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul told the gathering that commencement of the project was in fulfilment of the government’s agenda and commitment to re-equip and retool GAF.

He said, Ghana was still faced with acute accommodation problems especially within the personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces across the country.

“It is for this reason that the president and the commander-in-chief of the GAF has initiated the Barracks Regeneration Project (BRF)policy for the military to give members of the Armed Forces a befitting place of residence,” he said.

The minister said it was his aim to make the officers, men and women as comfortable as possible due to the sensitive nature of the work they do in safeguarding and preserving the territorial integrity of the country.

Mr Xi Jinping, the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana said the Chinese Embassy in Ghana would work with government of Ghana to deepen their cooperation in the military to develop the national defence of Ghana.

Source: Ghanaian Times

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