Accra, July 01, GNA – The 64 Infantry Regiment of the Ghana Army has commissioned a 100-bed accommodation for young soldiers at its headquarters, Burma Camp, Accra.
The young soldiers’ quarters will house 100 young soldiers of the Regiment.
Lieutenant Colonel Frank Agyemang, Commanding Officer, said about 70 per cent of troops, particularly young soldiers, lived outside the Barracks and that the completion of work on the project was good news for the Regiment.
He said it would help in “quick mobilisation of troops and rapid deployment.”
Ex Senior Warrant Officer, Freedom Alormazor, narrated how he and his colleagues ‘managed’ limits living and working space and other units for three decades and urged the soldiers to take proper care of the facility.
“The provision of this facility is to alleviate and improve the working environment in the Regiment. I wish to advise all users to take care of it…,” he stressed.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major-General Thomas Oppong-Peprah, also recounted how the issue of accommodation dating from his days as a young officer, had been a challenge for the Regiment.
He said efforts were being made with Government’s assistance to acquire more logistics and infrastructure to boost operations of the Regiment.
“…we are expecting 70 husky vehicles in August and also expecting the pardoned vehicles at the close of the year,” he stated.
“In infrastructure development, we have done well. If you have been to Bundasi camp recently, you will see that, we have changed the tents into block buildings, and it is gradually becoming a small city…”