Army to get retirement age increased by five years

Army to get retirement age increased by five years

President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured that the Military High Command will get an increase in the length of stay in the Ghana Armed Forces by five years.

The president in a speech revealed that implementation of the new law that backs the additional five years will begin later this year.

In a report that YEN.com.gh sighted on Citinewsroom.com, President Akufo-Addo noted that the move was necessary to help better the lives of army officials.

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"The effect of this policy is that troops can continue to serve for a maximum of 30 years as opposed to the previous set duration of 25 years;" he said.

President Akufo-Addo stated that even though the years have been increased, officers can still apply to leave the service according to law.

The president was speaking during a durbar of officers, men and women of the Armed Forces when he gave the recent assurance.

The durbar also marked the fulfillment of the government’s promise to supply over 130 vehicles for the Ghana Armed Forces to facilitate their transportation needs.

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The president presented 140 vehicles, comprising 50 Ankai buses, 40 Toyota Landcruiser Hardbody Vehicles and 50 Toyota Hilux Pickups, to the Ghana Armed Forces.

He also commissioned the newly-constructed Command Officers’ Mess.

The president also assured that the government will provide the army with the necessary resources to carry out their roles effectively.

In a related report, Ghanaians have slammed President Akufo-Addo after he presented the State of the Nation Address.

Ghanaians on social media reacted with many claiming that the NPP government is bad for Ghana.

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