The Ghana Navy has commissioned a entirely-furnished 16-device lodging block to serve as a transit home for officers posted to Accra for operational and administrative responsibilities.
The Block, KP Fiadoo Lodge, was named immediately after Rear Admiral Peter Kofi Fiadoo, the fast previous Chief of Naval Team, will minimise the battle to discover respectable accommodation for officers in transit.
Each unit of the block, sited in the Naval Wardroom, in the vicinity of the Jubilee Dwelling, in Accra, comprise a bed room, a hall and a kitchenette.
Commissioning the facility, Lieutenant Normal Obed Boamah Akwa, the Main of Defense Personnel, explained it would also aid bonding amid officers for shared experiences and leadership traits.
On top of that, it would deliver alternatives for young officers to imbibe the custom of the Army and vital values these kinds of as etiquette, integrity, teamwork, and morale.
“The function of the mess in building and strengthening professionalism in the army cannot be overemphasized,” he defined.
Lt. Gen. OB Akwa mentioned inadequate lodging had posed a severe obstacle to officers but the Army hierarchy was doing work in partnership with the governing administration to tackle the trouble.
He recommended the Current and Previous Commanders of the Navy, in particular Rear Admiral George Mawuli Biekro, Rear Admiral KP Fiadoo, and Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, the Main of Naval Team, who he mentioned, joined their endeavours to the thriving completion of the edifice.
He mentioned the decision to name the edifice following Rear Admiral KP Fiadoo was most appropriate and very well deserved, primarily for his a must have contribution in the direction of its design.
The Main of Protection Staff urged the Device management to ensure the servicing of the building with all its services for the use of future generations, expressing, “I entreat the Mess Committee to set in the required actions to stay clear of the incidence of fireplace and other domestic mishaps.”
For his component, Rear Admiral S. Amoama explained the challenge was initiated in 2015 less than the leadership of Rear Admiral Biekro.
On the other hand, it stalled for some many years right after aged buildings have been demolished, the web-site was cleared and the site had been hoarded since of deficiency of funds.
In September 2018, it was reactivated with Internally Created Resources and awarded to Edrick Construction Services.
The Mess, Rear Adm said, was the household of residing-in personnel, the club of all users, and the centre of armed forces social lifetime in every single device, noting that with the anticipation of an maximize in living-in associates, social activities would be achieving a crescendo.
Rear Adm Fiadoo said: “I am actually elated to witness the completion of this task, describing that, it was not only due to the fact the task commenced in the course of his tenure, but also of the joy of witnessing the alternative to some of the perennial accommodation concerns.
He reported some officers, hitherto, resorted to leasing visitor properties or similar amenities whilst they had been in transit.
Madam Persistence Danso Abiam, the Main Govt Officer of Edrick Building Services, mentioned all the three successive leaders associated in the venture were passionate about it.
She said there was provision for all present day facilities, this sort of as air-conditioners, washing devices, h2o heaters, and gas cookers, incorporating that the stunning landscapes had been established for the comfort and wellbeing of its occupants.