Ghana's Special forces perform airborne landing at the Independence Square in Accra, Ghana, on March 6, 2015, marking the 58th anniversary of Ghana's Independence. British colony Gold Coast declared her independence on March 6, 1957 and renamed herself Ghana. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
Ghana's Special forces perform airborne landing at the Independence Square in Accra, Ghana, on March 6, 2015, marking the 58th anniversary of Ghana's Independence. British colony Gold Coast declared her independence on March 6, 1957 and renamed herself Ghana. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)

The facility, initiated by the Air Force Base in Tamale last year, is to improve the state of accommodation and the morale and welfare of young airmen and airwomen as well as enhance its operational capability.

Ghana's Special forces perform airborne landing at the Independence Square in Accra, Ghana, on March 6, 2015, marking the 58th anniversary of Ghana's Independence. British colony Gold Coast declared her independence on March 6, 1957 and renamed herself Ghana. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
Ghana’s Special forces perform airborne landing at the Independence Square in Accra, Ghana, on March 6, 2015, marking the 58th anniversary of Ghana’s Independence. British colony Gold Coast declared her independence on March 6, 1957 and renamed herself Ghana. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
Air Marshal Michael Samson-Oje, Chief of the Defence Staff, whose speech was read on his behalf during the inauguration of the facility in Tamale said the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) had outlined plans to improve its accommodation, training of personnel, logistics and operational readiness.

Air Marshal Samson-Oje said this would go a long way to improve the professionalism and posture of the GAF.

He said last month, a similar ultra-modern accommodation was inaugurated for 200 airmen and airwomen in Accra, all in line with the aim of reducing the huge accommodation deficit in the GAF to the barest minimum and also enhancing our operational capabilities.

He said work is also ongoing to construct roads and upgrade others across all the Garrisons.

He, therefore, urged personnel to be disciplined, professional and vigilant in the performance of their duties especially as the country prepared towards this year’s general election.

Air Vice Marshal Maxwell Mantserbi-Tei Nagai, Chief of Air Staff said the state of housing for personnel in the Ghana Air Force has been improving steadily.

He gave the assurance that the Command is working to ensure that all personnel are accommodated within the barracks.

Air Commodore Griffiths Evans, Commander of the Air Force Base in Tamale assured of maintaining the facility to prolong its lifespan.

The new facility was named after Air Commodore Evans, for his role in initiating and ensuring the completion of the project.

Two blocks of the facility were also named after two retired officers of the Air Force, namely Group Captain Sakara Kelli, a past Commander of the Air Force Base in Tamale, and Group Captain S.K Turkson, a past Director of Administration of the Air Force Base in Tamale.

Source: GNA/NewsGhana.com.gh

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