Ghana Armed Forces committed to defend country’s sovereignty – CDS
In their commitment to assure the public of their safety, the Ghana Armed Forces and other security agencies on Thursday embarked on a route march on some principle streets of Accra.
They used the occasion to familiarise with their civilian counterparts.
The route march, which lasted for three hours started from El-wak Sports Stadium to Akuafo Circle through Abasanjo Highway, Accra Girls, Nima Roundabout, then to the Nima Police Station.
At Nima Police Station the troops moved towards the Arko Adjei Interchange towards the Flag Staff House and turned right through Christ the King Church and advance to the Cantonments Post Office and back to El-Wak.
The security services that participated included Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Immigration Service, Ghana Prison Service, Ghana National Fire Service, Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority and other para-military bodies.
In his remarks, Lieutenant General Peter Augustine Blay, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and said GAF would continue to keep the spirit of the service up and defend the sovereign integrity of Ghana.
He urged the officers to exhibit professionalism in their duty, adding that Ghanaians depends on the armed forces and other security agencies to protect them against security threats.
The CDS expressed excitement about the exercise saying: “The Route March has shown that the GAF will perform creditably well if we are called upon to go out for any operation.”
He noted that the exercise was not about the show of physical fitness, but to bring everybody together and do things together as a group.
Colonel Mbawine Atintande, Director of Public Relations of GAF said the march was a platform for all the security agencies to come together to foster unity and to share to share ideas on how to ensure national safety.