Accra, May 9, GNA – Major Derrick Oduro (RTD), the Deputy Minister of Defence on Tuesday said the Military Service was of great importance to the government and the President was willing to provide the necessary amenities to improve on their well-being.
He said this when he inspected a newly built four-storey, 16-apartment building at the 37 Military Hospital meant to accommodate staff of the hospital.
The Minister said the newly built apartment, which costs GH¢6 million, would accommodate 16 families, consisting of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, radiographers and physiotherapists.
‘This project will also take place at Teshie, Southern command Headquarters and Tamale, Wa and Bawku,’ he said.
He explained that these projects were to motivate the soldiers to work harder in peace-keeping and maintenance of law and order.
Mr Oduro commended the Contractor for a good job done and expressed appreciation for completing the project on time.
He said the construction of a Military Hospital in Kumasi was expected to be completed by February 2018, which would employ about 2000 people.
‘The contractor will soon hand over the building to the government so we can give it to the soldiers to improve working conditions,’ he added.
Brigadier General Ernest Saka advised the soldiers to take good care of the building as if it was their own.
By Linda Baah/ Doris Ablordey, GNA