President Akufo-Addo cuts sod for $100 Million Military Housing Project

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has cut the sod for the commencement of work on the US$100 million military housing project and reconstruction of the Ghana Military Academy.

The US$100 million project, which will be completed in thirty-six (36) months, will boast of 176 two-bedroom flats; 160 two-bedroom half compound houses; 1 military hostel with 240 self-contained rooms; and 1 platoon commanders’ block, containing four two-bedroom flats.

Additionally, the project will include the construction of a Military Academy auditorium with 640 seating capacity; one-storey classroom block for the Military Academy; an administration office block with 48 offices and conference rooms for the Ghana Military Academy; and the construction of a fence wall around the entire Ghana Military Academy at Teshie, scheduled to be completed in June 2020.

Speaking at the sod cutting ceremony on Thursday, 4th July, 2019, at the Military Academy and Training Schools, Teshie, President Akufo-Addo indicated that he had been saddened by the lingering problem of inadequate housing confronting the security services, including the Ghana Armed Forces.

“In this day and age, it is unacceptable that senior military officers are allocated residential accommodation or rooms originally reserved for junior officers, with the latter housed in worse conditions,” he said.

The President continued, “It is time we changed the status quo, provided military personnel with better, modern accommodation, and stationed them in their respective barracks. We need all our military personnel within reach of the High Command for rapid deployment in times of emergency.”

Towards addressing and tackling systematically the infrastructural needs and concerns of the officers, men and women of the Armed Forces, and in his quest to deliver on the New Patriotic Party’s manifesto.

 

Source: BestNewsGH.com


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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