Brigadier-General Francis Agyemfra [rtd] Ghana's former envoy to Liberia says the dramatic changes in the global political, social and technological scenes coupled with conflicts on the African continent, call for a dramatic change to the approach and thinking of the military to control these changes.
These challenges, he said, demand a military that is well trained; physically, mentally and socially, working within democratic principles in order to stay on top of emerging trends.
Good training, he declares, is the foundation of the military and so it is vital that the military stays healthy. He was speaking at the close of the Ghana Armed Forces, Southern Command's inter-unit endurance march and shooting competition of the of the at Asutuare in the Eastern Region.
The competition is aimed at engendering a competitive spirit among the units in order to enhance fitness of troops in the command. The units under the southern command include the first infantry battalion [1Bn], second infantry battalion [2BN] five infantry battalion [5BN], the 64th infantry regiment, the 66 artillery regiment, the 48 engineers regiment and the Recce Regiment.