Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Friday that his administration would resource the Armed Forces to carry out its mandate effectively and efficiently.

He said apart from the threat of global terrorism, which Ghana, will be foolish to ignore, the West African nation is beset with key issues of human and environmental security that, if not addressed, would threaten its very existence as a people.

He said the Armed Forces must, therefore, be well-resourced and trained to support the civil authorities to contain these contemporary threats.

Akufo-Addo was addressing officers and other ranks of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) in Accra at his maiden durbar as commander-in-chief of the GAF.

While cutting the sod for the start of the national barracks regeneration project (NBRP), President Akufo-Addo indicated that a general upgrade of the GAF, in terms of equipment, personnel and medical facilities, has to be undertaken urgently to provide the nation with the capacity to meet modern threats.

“There are critical funding deficits in all your undertakings, and government is determined to address these deficits to bolster your operational effectiveness. The funding, training and equipment of our Special Forces must be urgently improved to enable us deal with the ever present threat of terrorism,” he said.

The NBRP aims at improving the living conditions of security personnel, through the rehabilitation and upgrading of the barracks and their living quarters across the country, in fulfillment of the pledge made in the 2016 Manifesto of the governing New Patriotic Party. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/