A new regiment known as 154 Armoured Regiment has been launched within the setup of the Ghana Armed Forces.
The first commanding officer, Lt Col. Kofi Obiri Yeboah, will be based in Sunyani in the Bono region.
The regiment was created out of the two Independent Reconnaissance Squadron which was part of the 153 Armoured Regiment.
The GAF has been undertaking expansion for the past few years. After the introduction of the 154 armoured regiments, General Officer Commanding, Central Command, Brigadier General J.A Aphour said the Ghana Armed Forces was taking steps to enhance its commands ahead of the 2020 general elections.
He further said that, “the ongoing drive will see the creation of commands, units, and sub-units and also upgrading of existing sub-units to full-fledged units such as the 154 Armoured Regiment”, and that “this development is particularly important because of the creation of additional regions.”
Brigadier General Aphour, the formation Commander, urged the new commanding officer, Lt Col. Yeboah to ensure the full realization of the dream of the 154 Armoured Regiment of Ghana.
Lt Col. William Anyimiah Kobby Ackah, who handed over to Lt Col. Obiri-Yeboah, urged him to build upon the capacity development, operational excellence, welfare and capability efficiency of the unit during his tenure of office.
“Priority was given to training, equipment efficiency and maintenance, administration and combat efficiency in order to achieve high morale of personnel, operational readiness and excellence”, he stated, adding that with the support from officers of the unit, all operational commitments were achieved despite the challenges.