The Ghanaian Armed Forces (GAF) reaffirmed their readiness to face any threat to the country.
Brigadier General Michael Amoah-Ayisi, general officer of the Southern Command, said the Forces will continue to respect their constitutional mandate to protect the country’s territorial integrity from external aggression.
“The Ghanaian armed forces also have a secondary responsibility for restoring the country’s internal security in support of Ghana’s police and civilian authorities,” he said.
Brigadier General Amoah-Ayisi said this on Friday during the Land Combat Firepower Demonstration, an annual training event scheduled for the Ghanaian Armed Forces.
The exercise was conducted with the Two Infantry Battalion and supported by elements of the 64 Infantry Regiment, 153 Armor Regiment, 66 Artillery Regiment and 48 Engineer Regiment.
The Ghanaian Air Force was pictured with its air warfare capabilities.
The exercise saw the use of a variety of light and heavy weapons, including the M16 and AK47 rifles, LMG, RPG, M80 and MG3 guns.
The others were 81.35mm mortars, 23mm ZU anti-aircraft guns, and 14.5mm KPV anti-aircraft guns.
The exercise is to enable students from the Upper Division of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College to appreciate the use of fire resources available to a battle group as part of ‘a joint task force and how they are employed within the operational framework of depth, close and rear operation.
Brigadier General Amoah-Ayisi said the GAF is the main service for any land operation, hence the exercise to hone its skills and readiness.
“We are all aware of recent disturbing incidents involving certain secessionist groups with the intention of destabilizing the peace in the east of the country,” he said, and that the exercise was aimed at demonstrating the determination of the Forces to do so. in the face of such threats. .
True Admiral Seth Amoama, Chief of the Defense Staff, said he was pleased with the professional disposition and display of arms, which had given him confidence in a better future for the Forces.
He said the government was doing everything possible to retool the Forces to perform their functions effectively and efficiently.
Funds for the 37th Military Hospital Phase III project were ready and work would start soon, he said.