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Government to roll-out housing programme for the military – Veep

Government has reiterated its commitment to address the accommodation challenges of the military through what it terms the Barracks Regeneration Project.

This will see the renovation and construction of new accommodation facilities for the military.

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia made this known at the Graduation of the Ghana Military Academy Special Medical Intake 3 on behalf of the President in Accra.

He said the graduation of these medical officers in the military has come at an opportune time when government is constructing a military hospital in Kumasi to serve the middle and northern sectors of the country.

The Ghana Military Academy has produced over 3500 officers since its establishment in April 1960.

It has also been a training ground for cadets from other African countries including the Gambia, Nigeria and Liberia.

Vice President Dr Bawumia said the role of the Military in protecting the country cannot be underestimated stating that the Barracks regeneration project will enhance the living conditions of the military.

Vice President Dr Bawumia congratulating the swift response of the army Forces who deployed a team to the Gambia said government will provide them with the necessary logistics in order to take up such challenges.

The Acting Commandant of the MATs, Brigadier General Omane Agyekum in a message indicated that the need for the Special Medical Intake arose out of the high demand for officers to man the 37 military hospital and other health facilities.

He said the Ghana Armed Forces has carved an enviable niche for itself urging the graduants to zealously guard the hard earned reputation.

Ten awards were given to some graduants who excelled in various fields. key among them were the Chief of Defence Staff award which went to Junior Under Officer, Teng Yenbil Bernard with the Best Female Award going to Junior Under Officer, Lasidji Berlinda Narh.

In all 99 cadets graduated from the Military Academy. This is made up of 51 cadets for the military, 24 from the Navy and 24 cadets from the Airforce.

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