The government has approved a $100 million housing policy facility meant for the Ghana Armed forces (GAF).
This is part of the government strategy to help solve some problems the GAF faces.
The policy was among the 2019 budget presented by the country’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta to solve the challenges the GAF face. Hence the approval from government.
The country’s Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul revealed the news at the GAF Inter-Services shooting competition dubbed “Ex Fireblast”. The programme was held at the Yahima Gallery Range in Sunyani a region in the country.
He indicated that, government was committed to solving the challenges facing personnel of the Armed Forces, adding that the Ministry of Finance approved a $100 million housing policy by the Ministry of Defence into the 2019 budget.
The minister, who was making a call on the GAF to work jointly with the Police to arrest the rising incidence of ‘Land Guardism’ in the country stated that, the fear and panic created by these land guards, as well as the unjust and unlawful ways of depriving citizens of their property needs to be abolished.
He stated that, “I do not have to recount how innocent citizens have either been maimed or brutally murdered by some of these Land guards. I charge you to help rid our society of these miscreants so that law abiding citizens can live in peace.”
The competition which was aimed at mainly enabling the exchange of ideas, foster cooperation and promote healthy competition and esprit de corps within the ranks of the Armed Forces was held for three days. Participating teams were from the Army, Navy and Air Force who keenly competed in the M16 (Standard), M16 (Carbine), Pistol and Falling practices.
Ghana Army emerged overall winners with a total of 2460 pts. Ghana Air Force came in second with 2434 pts and a total of 2093 pts was accumulated by Ghana Navy which came in third.
The occasion was graced with of some official in Ghana which included the Dep Reg Min for Brong Ahafo Region, Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Maxwell Mantsebi-Tei Nagai, and Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Peter Kofi Faidoo amongst others.