The Typical Officer Commanding, Central Command, Brigadier Standard J.A Aphour suggests the Ghana Armed Forces is taking actions to boost its commands forward of the 2020 normal elections.
He also mentioned, as Ghana proceeds to interact the threats of terrorism and insurgency along its frontiers, it is suitable that the command update its models to also enrich their overcome capabilities.
Brigadier General Aphour stated this all through the situation of the handing and taking over of 154 Armoured Regiment at the 3 Garrison in Sunyani.
The erstwhile 2 Unbiased Reconnaissance Squadron which was element of the 153 Armoured Regiment, was elevated to a Regiment and selected as the 154 Armoured Regiment on August 12, 2019 to present armor support for Central Command and with supplemental responsibility for the Northern Command of the Ghana Army.
The freshly out doored Regiment, thus gets the next Armoured Regiment in Ghana, in addition to the 153 Armoured Regiment. Lt Col Kofi Obiri Yeboah results in being the first Commanding Officer of the 154 Armoured Regiment.
The Ghana Armed Forces, as a result of its ongoing enlargement travel, is positioning alone to successfully undertake its constitutional mandate and also to tackle the ever-altering stability threats that confront the country.
To this close, Brigadier Normal Aphour echoed that “the ongoing push will see the development of commands, units, and sub-units and also upgrading of existing sub-units to full-fledged units this sort of as the 154 Armoured Regiment”, incorporating, “this advancement is particularly crucial for the reason that of the creation of further regions”.
He mentioned that, the upgrading is specifically significant to the Central Command as the enduring attributes of the Armour, as a combat arm of determination, make it indispensable to combat formation.
He acknowledged prospects and teething issues this sort of as infrastructure, manpower, gear, and typical logistics that will be connected with the new regiment, but certain that ideas are underway to address these inadequacies in due program.
Brigadier Basic Aphour, the formation commander, urged the new commanding officer, Lt col Kofi Obiri Yeboah to aim additional on the guarantee of hope, growth, and innovation the new Regiment brings when charging on the officers and males of the Regiment to rally solidly driving the Commanding officer to ensure the full realization of the dream of the 154 Armoured Regiment of Ghana.
He also confident that the headquarters central command, with oversight tasks above the regiment, will offer you the wanted assistance and aid required.
Lt Col William Anyimiah Kobby Arkah, who handed in excess of Command of the 154 Armoured Regiment acknowledged the exertion of his predecessors, serving and retired personnel of the unit which has culminated in the expansion of the Armoured Corps.
He said he does not question that the new commanding officer, Lt Col Kofi Obiri Yeboah will excel in this appointment.
“I think Kofi will come across the way to firmly character this Regiment to mature perfectly. I will generally be completely ready to aid in no matter what way when called upon”.
Aside from the Clergy, heads of Departments, Detachments, officers, Adult men, Women, and civilian staff members of the 3 Garrison, other sister security heads these types of as the Bono Regional Commands of the Ghana Police Company and the Ghana Immigration Assistance also graced the occasion.