Soldiers will continue to serve as key partners in development – Warrant Officer

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has re-affirmed its resolve to remain a key partner in the nation’s socio-economic development.

Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) Bright Segbefia of the Directorate of Public Relations (DPR) of the Northern Command, said they had over the years helped deprived communities with boreholes, carried out rehabilitation works on dilapidated educational structures and bridges and undertaken rescue missions.

This they would continue to do and strengthen their relationship with the civilian population through various interactive programmes.

WO1 Segbefia was speaking with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Kumasi on the sidelines of the official launch of GAF’s community relations week celebration in Kumasi.

The event has been designed by the army for outreach programmes and other civic activities to improve military-civilian relations.

Activities lined-up include medical screening, drill competition, agricultural fair, donation to the orphanage, lectures and dance concert.

WO1 Segbefia said as part of the celebration some soldiers would be assigned to help with masonry and carpentry works on a 600-bed capacity dormitory block at the Opoku Ware Senior High School.

This would facilitate its early completion to foster academic work.

He said he was confident that the celebration would significantly assist the public to have better understanding and appreciation of the role of the military in national development.

Source: GNA

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