The Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia pioneered the ceremony for the construction of the new Ghana Army Headquarters Complex at Burma Camp.
The new camp will accommodate the whole staff of the Ghana army force as well as offices to serve for administrative purposes. The complex will contain 37 offices, 3 conference rooms, 1 armory and 1 kitchen.
The complex will be named after the late Major General Neville Alexander Odartey-Wellington in honor as an army commander from 1978-1979.
The men and women of the army force showcased a colorful parade at the 48 Engineers Regiment. The Vice President commended the army for it’s professional attitude and being resolute in defending the nation against attacks.
“I wish to assure you that the Government would continue to work closely with the Military High Command to ensure that your logistics and operational needs including equipment, clothing and accommodation are adequately met on time for both your internal and external operations,” said Dr Mahamadu.
The Vice President called for partnership between the security agencies due to the positive results from previous cooperation.
While commenting on the threat of terrorism in some neighboring countries, Vice President Bawumia called for increased vigilance and assured of government’s commitment to resource the Military to effectively deal with such threats.
“It is important that the security agencies “redouble your intelligence gathering efforts and sharpen our readiness in order not to be taken by surprise. The Government on its part will do all within its means to ensure that you get the necessary training and logistics to carry out your counter terrorism operations,” he assured.