Accra, Oct.1, GNA – The Headquarters Central
Command (Camp) of the Ghana Army has emerged winners of the Inter-Unit Drill
Competition for Units under Central Command held at the 4BN Parade Square,
Complex Barracks at Kumasi.
A statement issued by Capt. Christiana Osei-
Duah, PRO- HQ Central Command and copied to the Ghana News Agency said
Headquarters Central Command (Camp) Contingent was adjudged the best in foot
and rifle drills in the competition with 3BN, 2 Recce and 4BN taking the 2nd,
3rd and 4th places respectively.
Competitors took away trophies, certificates
and cash prizes.
The objective of the competition was to
sharpen the foot and rifle drills of personnel with the aim of providing them
with the basis for team work and general military discipline as well as
developing the leadership skills of its officers and non- commissioned
The competitors were accessed on the
parameters of accuracy of words of command, turn out of troops, marching on and
off the square and the various sequences of foot and rifle drills.
Mr. Simon Osei Mensah, the Ashanti Regional
Minister who was the guest of honour said he was delighted with the performance
of the participants.
He congratulated HQ Central Command (Camp) for
emerging winners and commended the other units for a keenly contested
He urged personnel to keep up the team work
which promotes comradeship among troops.
He mentioned that this same team spirit which
has been exhibited on the square should guide troops in the performance of
their duties especially in helping the civil police combat crime in their areas
He commended the drill instructors whose hard
work made it possible for all present to observe the spectacular display by the
The competition brought together personnel of
the units under command, their families, ex-servicemen, sister security
services and students from first and second cycle institutions as well as the
public. They were treated to a good display of military foot and rifle drills.