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The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has cut the sod for the building to begin on a new Ghana Army Headquarters Complex at Burma Camp in Accra. When it is being completed, the new Army Headquarters Office Complex will serve as the main office block to cater the entire staff of the Army Headquarters.
The Vice President has also open the new Army Headquarters Annex at Burma Camp, as part of activities marking the 2019 Army Week celebration. The new structure, named Odartey-Wellington Block after the late Major General Neville Alexander Odartey-Wellington, who was the Army Commander from 1978 to 1979, has 37 offices, 3 conference rooms, an Armory and a Kitchen.
Speaking after a beautiful parade by the officers, men and women of the Ghana Army at the 48 Engineers Regiment, Teshie, Accra on Friday 27th September, 2019, the Vice President spoke the “very professional attitude” of the Ghana Army, which has seen the outfit continue to defend the nation against internal and external fight.
Applauding the men and women of the Ghana Army for their beautiful performance both within and outside Ghana’s borders, the Vice President pledged Government’s continued support to the Ghana Army and the other security agencies to enable them enhance their duties effectively.
It is open that, given the needed resources, our Army is ready to give out their best, holding nothing back, to make our country proud. The vice president said that he wish to assure the general public that the Government would continue to work closely with the Military
High Command to ensure that their logistics and operational needs including equipment, clothing and accommodation are sufficiently met and on time for both your internal and external operations. He said that he can assure us that the Ghana Army would get its fair share of the support being provided by the Government to the Ghana Armed Forces.
The vice president called for increased vigilance on the side of terrorist threats in neighboring countries.The Vice President indicated that while Government is putting in place policies 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 would do all within its means to ensure that you get the necessary training and logistics required to carry out your counter terrorism operations, he added.