The Chief of Defence Staff, Vice Admirer Seth Amoama, has commissioned a 72-bed Transit Quarters for the personnel of the Western Naval Command at the Ghana Navy Stores Depot in Takoradi.
The accommodation according to the Chief of Defence Staff will address the military accommodation issue facing the Ghana Armed Forces.
He said most military barracks have not seen any serious infrastructural development since the construction in the 1970s and 1980s.
He added that the disproportion between the number of personnel and accommodation available is a major challenge which successive government have tried their best to resolve.
Vice Admirer Amoama stressed that government has taken several efforts to address the situation and some of the measure he mentioned include the launching of Barracks Regeneration Project.
The Chief of Defence Staff, Vice Admirer Seth Amoama, advised the Naval personnel to take good care of the building and its facilities to ensure that it is preserved whiles the command do it’s part to maintain it to benefit many generations of personnel who will occupy it.
The Flag Officer, commanding Western Naval Command, Commodore Samuel Walker, said the provision of the transit accommodation in the Command for the growing number of ratings has become a great challenge over the years because the personnel who are posted or drafted to the command for operational and administrative duties always struggle to find a decent accommodation to settle down.
Mr Roco Mantia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rockson Global Ltd, an indigenous construction company who constructed the building said the building will serve its purpose in bringing a relief to the Command.
Other Commander’s who were present include; Chief of Naval Staff, Major General Nicholas And oh, The General Officer commanding the Southern Command, Brigadier Michael Awuah Ayisi, The Air Force Base Commander, Air Commodore Agyiri Frempong, The Director General from the General Headquarters, Burma Camp, Commodore Emmanuel Wayne, Flag Officer Fleet Commanding Officer.
Source: Ghananest.com|Matthew Dadzie