The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) under the patronage of the Ministry of National Security have been constructing Social Intervention Projects (SIPs) in some deprived communities in the Northern region.
The release signed by Michael Addo Larbi, the Director of Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces stated, that the project is to improve the socio-economic needs of the people in the deprived communities and, address the potential human security challenges in the northern sector.
The project under the codename ‘Operation Roadstar’ in the Upper East and Upper West region has structures including the construction of two (2) Box Culverts, eight (8) Pipe Culverts, fifty (50) Boreholes, and a twenty-four (24) Seater lavatory facility already completed within a span of three months.
The statement released today, October 24, 2022, mentioned that some construction under the SIPs is currently going on in Pusiga, Binduri, Bawku, Sissala West, Nadowli-Kaleo, and Wa-West Districts.
“Currently, there are ongoing works in the construction of the Box Culverts in the Sissala-Kasana Districts and the drilling of Forty-two (42) boreholes in the Pusiga, Binduri, Bawku, Sissala West, Nadowli-Kaleo and Wa-West Districts. Also, the substructure of the construction of a 24-Seater Lavatory Facility at the Zuarungu Senior High School is completed while the block laying for the superstructure is ongoing.” The release stated.
However, the Ghana Armed Forces noted that the 48 Engineering Regiment organized engineer resources to complete these projects.
The project classified under phase one of the SIPs initiative by the Ghana Armed Forces has 75% of the constructions completed with the rest scheduled for completion before the end of the year.