Ghana Armed Forces reiterate commitment to protect territorial integrity
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) have reiterated their commitment to protecting the territorial integrity of the country against external aggression.
The General Officer Commanding Ghana Army Southern Command, Brigadier General Michael Ayisi Amoah said this during this year’s Land Combat Firepower Demonstration (LCFPD) named Joint Taskforce Tarantula which took place held at Bundase Training Camp on Friday, October 28, 2022).
Benjamin Xornam Glover of Graphic Online reports from Bundase that the annual exercise which involved the display of command post firepower from various weapons, a battlefield scenario utilizing a deep, close operations operational framework and rear, showed the operational readiness of the GAF.
The Joint Task Force Tarantula was designed to stimulate how a battle group operating as part of a joint task force uses its resources to block and repel an attack by a fictional invading enemy with the support of the Navy and the Air Force.
It was also intended to enable students from the senior division of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) to appreciate the use of the means of fire available to a battle group within the framework of a joint force and how they are employed.
This year’s exercise was conducted with the 1st Infantry Battalion as the lead battalion supported by the 66th Field Artillery Regiment, 153rd Armored Regiment of the 15th Armored Brigade, 48th Engineer Regiment, 64th Regiment Army Special Operations Brigade Infantry with Supporting Command Second and Fifth Infantry Battalions.
It was observed by senior officers and students of the GAFCSC who hail from Ghana and eleven other African countries.
In his welcoming remarks, the General Officer Commanding the Southern Command of the Ghana Army, Brigadier General Michael Ayisi Amoah said that the reality of the threats posed by terrorist armed groups in Ghana is growing with intensity every day as the countries neighboring the country record attacks daily. .
He said the need for the Ghana Armed Forces to train, test their means of fire and prepare for the eventuality cannot be overemphasized.
“We are all aware of recent disturbing incidents involving some secessionist groups with the intention of destabilizing the peace in the eastern part of the country. This exercise demonstrates the determination of the Ghana Armed Forces to deal with such threats.” he said
He said the Ghanaian soldier was a well-trained professional soldier and assured that the Ghana Armed Forces were always ready to face any threat that could threaten the territorial integrity of Ghana.
The Chief Instructor of Joint Studies. Colonel William Kwabiah of the GAFCSC said that although the various scenarios exposed during the exercise were specific to Ghana, the contemporary terrorist threats facing Ghana were the same across the continent and expressed the hope that the lessons learned would have a positive impact on the students.
Deputy Defense Minister Kofi Amankwaa-Manu congratulated the GAF and
encouraged staff to remain professional, hardworking and vigilant and continue to protect the nation
Attending the exercise were the Chief of the Defense Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral Seth Amoama and other service commanders.