I am a Citizen.
I rise to ask my respected Retired and Tired President Billy Akufo-Addo whether you are borrowing and using the ideas of President Mahama to resource the Ghana Airforce to enable it protect the Security and Safety of the country’s oil fields.
Your Excellency, your soldiers whisper that a team from the Spanish company that manufacturers the CASA aircrafts is in the country with a MILITARY AIRBUS.
Under the invitation of GNPC, the team is to do an air show on the country’s oil fields.
It is expected that after the ecercise, a satisfied GNPC will enter into an agreement to purchase the aircraft for the Ghana Airforce to undertake photographic patrols on the oil fields.
Your Excellency, is this not the same arrangement that ensured that the Ghana National Gas Company collaborated with the Ghana Airforce to purchase four (4) Z-9 EH aircrafts during the era of President Mahama?
Your Excellency, your soldiers were pleased to observe a team from GNPC and your Chief of Defence Staff and the Chief of Air Staff on board the Military Airbus to the oil fields to see how the cameras work.
Will Your Excellency, my respected Retired and Tired President Billy Akufo-Addo give former President Mahama his stone, as our people say?
In 2015, former President Mahama commissioned four helicopters, which among other functions, were to police the Ghana National Gas Infrastructure Project and ensure the security and safety of all onshore and offshore oil and gss installations.
President Mahama had the foresight to procure versatile aircrafts that would help resource the Ghana Airforce to operate also in:
(1). Riot control
(2). Traffic Management
(3). Disaster Management
(4). Anti- sea bound narcotic operations
President Mahama ensured that the collaboration between Ghana Gas and the Ghana Airforce opened the way for the Airfoce to be assisted with the needed logistics and training.
When the history is told, it would be important to thank the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice-Marshall Samson-Oje (as he then was) for his exemplary leadership, Officers like Air Commodore Matsebi Nagai (as he then was), and men of the Ghana Airforce whose tireless efforts contributed to the successful manufacture and test flights of the aircrafts.
To the Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Obed Akwa, and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice- Marshall Frank Hanson, I say congratulations for your current collaboration with GNPC to have the Ghana Airforce resourced as your predecessors did in 2015.
I will respectfully urge you to reflect on these lines of the School Ode of Adisadel College:
Others have laboured and we share in their glory,
Ours to do exploits and add to their gain;
Those who come after will take up the story.
I Shall Retunr (sic)
NDC Branch Secretary
Full Gospel Church Branch