The Third Battalion of Infantry (3 BN) celebrated the West African Soldiers Social Activities (WASSA) on Friday 29 December, 2017 at the Unit’s Poolside at Liberation Barracks in Sunyani.
The Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister Mr Evans Opoku-Bobie who addressed the gathering on behalf of the Regional Minister, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh appreciated all ranks for their hard work and discipline which resulted in the maintain of peace and stability in the Region and the country as a whole.
He commended the collaborative efforts among Security Service within the region in combating crime. “Government will continue to count on the support and rich council of the services to ensure a peaceful, stable and crime free Region and Country,” he reiterated.
Mr Evans Opoku-Bobie announced the decision by the government to provide the Unit with two (2) fully mechanized boreholes amidst the several challenges the unit was facing.
In an address, the Commanding Officer (CO) 3Bn who doubles as the 3 Garrison Commander, Lt Col Nash Kubi Adjetey outlined some successes the Unit achieved during the year under review. He stated that the Unit camped and trained Central Command’s Ex Tiger’s Path team which placed second out of six (6) highly competitive teams.
He added that Ex Starlight Stretch held at Daboya in the Northern Region had prepared all ranks in readiness to meet the emerging threats where non-state actors were terrorizing citizens around the world. “Most of our neighbouring Countries have been hit by terrorist attacks and thus, it is prudent that we train towards countering any such attack, notwithstanding the fact that we continue to remain vigilant, especially along the border areas” he said.
According to the CO, aside the Galamsey menace, the Unit continued working with the Civil Police and other security agencies in the region to curb the activities of chainsaw operators who illegally fell trees leading to the depletion of the forest cover. He further appealed to all stakeholders to fully come on board to help salvage the forests as the wanton destruction of the forest was a heart wrenching phenomenon.
The CO used the opportunity to acknowledge and commend the Regional Minister and the Regional Coordinating Council, the Sunyani Municipal Assembly, the Bank of Ghana Sunyani Branch, as well as individuals, and organizations that have pledged to assist the Unit in diverse ways.
Members of the Regional Security Council, Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive Dr Mrs Evelyn Kumi Richedson as well as the Chief of Yaohema, Nana Ansu Ababio and his entourage and other high dignitaries graced the WASSA.