The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Richard Kwame Opoku-Adusei, has lauded the National Investment Bank (NIB) for its immerse support to the Ghana Army in its operations.
He said, NIB, has supported the Army in execution of its projects, including the rehabilitation of its Anoma Mess.
Major General Opoku-Adusei, stated this when the Bank presented a brand new Nissan Navara Pick-up to the Southern Command in Accra at the cost of one hundred and thirty six thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢136,000.00).
It is to aid the Command to partner the Ghana Police Service in its operations to combat crime and engender peace. He charged the Army to exhibit a high sense of professionalism in the discharge of duties.
This he believe, will ensure public confidence to continue to support the Army.
He described the relationship between NIB and the Army, as a healthy one which he expects to grow in the years ahead.
General Opoku-Adusei, called on other institutions to contribute to the development of the Ghana Army. This he said, would enable the Army to execute its constitutional mandate.
The Commandant of the Southern Command, Brigadier General Musah Wajah, said the priority of the Command was to fight violent crimes and illegal activities in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service.
The vehicle he said, would facilitate the deployment of troops to their operational areas.
The gesture should spur men and women of the force to live above reproach, because a single act of omission, will go a long way to tarnish the hard won reputation of the Army.
The MD/CEO of NIB, Ernest Mawuli Agbesi, on his part said the decision of the bank to donate the Pick-up was in line with the bank’s corporate social responsibility.
He said it would strengthen the existing relationship between the bank and the Ghana Armed Forces.
Mr. Agbesi, commended the Ghana Armed Forces for the untainted image it has carved for itself both home and abroad in the areas of peace keeping operations and display of professionalism in the discharge of duties.