Armed Forces get multipurpose hall in Kumasi
- 18 Mar 2019 --
The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Lt Gen Obed Boamah Akwa has inaugurated a newly built Multipurpose Hall at 4 Infantry Battalion (4Bn), Kumasi on Friday, March 15.
The hall which was christened OB Akwa Complex, comprises an auditorium with a seating capacity for 400, Operations Room, Duty Officers’ Restroom, a Library, and WIFI for internet accessibility as well as washrooms for users of the facility. Aside these, the Hall is disability friendly and has an electronic security system for 24 –hour surveillance.
The Commanding Officer (CO) of 4Bn, Lt Col Sebastian Abraham Arhin in his welcome address disclosed that, since assumption of office, the unit has undertaken lots of developmental projects to improve the welfare of personnel and the unit as a whole with the Multipurpose Hall being the flagship project.
Some of the projects include a new Conference Hall for briefings, Civilian Employees Office Complex, Reception Hall for visitors, Sachet Water Production Factory and a Barbering Shop.
The CDS in his speech expressed his appreciation to the CO for the honour done him and lauded the cordial relations that exist between the political authority and the military establishment in the region.
He stated that, Ashanti region is strategically located and is unique to the country in many respects and by extension, so is 4 Bn which is charged with the responsibility of assisting the civil powers to ensure security.
He expressed delight in the generous support of individuals and organizations both financially and materially to make the project possible, which he said is a strong indication of positive relationship that exists between the unit and its civilian counterparts.
Lt Gen Akwa made a passionate appeal to the unit to continue to nurture and grow the cooperative relationship which he said is good for national development.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, the Kwadaso Municipal Chief Executive Officer, Richard Agyenim Boateng, Regional heads of the security services, Ex-servicemen of the unit and other guests were present to grace the ceremony.