GNA – Mr Dominic Nitiwul, the Minister of Defense, on Monday reiterated government’s intention to revamp the Ghana Army with available logistics and facilities to ensure law and order.
This, he said would help to address prevalent challenges of the inadequacy of logistics and facilities of the various military camps, to make them effective and efficient in the performance of duty.
Mr Nitiwul made this known when he visited the personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces at the Sixth Infantry Battalion (6BN) and other Garrisons in Tamale as part of a two-day visit to the Region to enable him familiarize himself with challenges and security standpoints in the Region.
He said the military remained the peace wing in the country and should act with professionalism to maintain law and order to drive the maximum benefits from investors to improve the economy.
He urged the public and other law enforcement agencies to cooperate with the military to maintain law and order to promote peace in the country and especially in the Region to bring development.
Mr Nitiwul stressed that government intended to make Ghana a beacon of peace within the West Africa sub region to drive investors and that there was the need for the security agencies especially the military to be well equipped logistically.
Mr Nitiwul also inspected ongoing construction works of the new Northern Regional Command headquarters to ascertain the level of work done and to interact with workers on site.
The Minister is expected to visit the new Tamale Military Hospital site to inspect works and a training camp at Daboya in the West Conja District on Tuesday to mark the end of his two-day visit to the Sixth Garrison.
Earlier, the Minister and his entourage paid a courtesy call on Alhaji Al-hassan Abdullah, the Gulpe Naa where he extended his profound gratitude to the chiefs for their complementing efforts in helping to seek lasting peace in the Northern Region.