GHANAIAN PRESIDENT SAYS MILITARY SHOULD LEAD FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL MINING

ACCRA, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) should be at the forefront in the fight against galamsey (illegal miners), saying that Ghanaians expect the security services to curb the menace.

As the government intensifies its efforts to curb the illegal mining phenomenon, otherwise referred to as ‘galamsey’, that is polluting our waters, destroying our farmlands and forests, and threatening the very survival of this country, Ghanaians will continue to rely on the efforts of our security services, with the Armed Forces in the forefront, to help deal with the problem,” he said Friday. I am confident that, as always, the Armed Forces will rise to the occasion.”

He was speaking during the Presentation of Colours to the Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment (RECCE) at a ceremony at Burma Camp in Accra. The ceremony, the very first in the history of the GAF for the Regiment, is in tune with long-standing military traditions across the world, has been the sole preserve for units in the infantry.

The decision to present the regiment with its own colours is in line with a decision taken to present colours to deserving combat support units of the GAF. The only other combat support unit which have ever been presented with their own colours are the 48 Engineer Regiment and the 66 Artillery Regiment

President Akufo-Addo noted that despite the numerous, complex and unpredictable challenges to Ghana’s national security, the officers, men and women of the security services discharged their duties equably and professionally.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK