New recruits warned of unwarranted civilian and police duties
Recently passed out Ghanaian Air Force NCOs have been warned against performing unwarranted civilian and police duties that tend to compromise the integrity of the force. Retired Air Vice Marshal Issifu Sakib Kadri told the 312 officers during their death ceremony not to be lured by the public into performing tasks that are not within their mandate. Ret. Kadri observed that in the recent past, some military personnel have gone out of their way to perform tasks that have brought the profession into disrepute. “I would therefore like to take this opportunity to warn you against certain unprofessional behaviors which, in the past, have sometimes been shown by certain disbelievers of the profession. These offenses have often caused extreme embarrassment to the command, ”he advised. He stressed the need for new officers to accept their new identity as military professionals and act accordingly. The retired military chief therefore instructed them to stay focused and not accept unwarranted duties such as “debt collection, unsolicited police duties, acting as ground guards, arresting drug traffickers, galamsey operations and other illegal activities ”. A total of 312 non-commissioned officers comprising 223 Airmen and 89 Airmen for Recruit Course 1/2018 took place at Takoradi Air Force Base last week under the command of Acting Commander Lt. aviation Samuel Adjei – Affum.
This was after completing a 26 week training course. They must ensure “the achievement of the mission of providing air power to achieve national security objectives.” At the same time, a new recruit training school was put into operation in Takoradi in the Western region to enable the school to increase its recruitment to 500.
The base commander, Group Captain Eric Agyen Frempon noted that “the previous location was not suitable for training”. It could only take a maximum of two hundred recruits… now we can do more, about five hundred recruitments and maybe produce twice a year ”.
The old recruit training school was a makeshift facility that has been turned into a training school. Authorities said this prevented listing in the past. Records show that the old structure of the school, which had welcomed recruits since 1995, could accommodate around 200.
By Loveridge Ampratwum Okyere / 3news.com / Ghana]]>