A Chinese firm, Poly Technologies Incorporated (PTI) on Thursday donated assorted sports and gymnasium equipment to the Ghana Armed Forces for the promotion of sports among the personnel and their families.
The presentation of equipment worth millions of cedis is an aftermath of a request made to equip the Ghana Armed Forces Sports Complex at Burma Camp, Accra.
Jiang Lianxiang, Vice Chairman of PTI at the presentation of the equipment in Accra on Thursday, said the gesture is a confirmation of their partnership with the Ghana Armed Forces, which paved the way for the completion of the Sports Complex last December.
He said the presentation symbolizes the agreement between the two institutions and expressed the conviction that it will play an important role for the personnel to enrich their leisure and improve their physical abilities.
The PTI Vice Chairman said his company’s cooperation with the Ghana Armed Forces has seen an expansion from the supply of peacekeeping and army equipment to fast patrol boats and in the area of construction.
Commodore Geoffrey Mawule Biekro, Chief of Staff of the General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces, who received the equipment commended the Chinese firm for the kind gesture to fully equip the Sports Complex.
He said the complex has recreational facilities for personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces and their families to improve on their health, physical and operational conditions.
The Sports Complex was commissioned by Vice President John Dramani Mahama in December 2010.