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30Mar2018

GAFCSC JUNIOR DIVISION COURSE 69 UNDERTAKES ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY TOUR OF BRONG AHAFO REGION

The GAFCSC Junior Staff Division Course includes a study of the Ghanaian environment. The objective of the tour is to assess some prevailing topical issues within the region to be visited. The students are made to research into how government policies are being implanted by the stakeholders at the local level and how these policies are impacting on the citizenry at the local levels.

A total of 52 students of the Junior Division Course 69 of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College led by the Assistant Commandant, Brig Gen MK Akpatsu and some members of staff  embarked on 6-day environmental study tour and research work program in the Brong Ahafo Region from 18 to 23 March 2018.

The group first visited the Brong Ahafo Region Coordinating Council in Sunyani where they were received and briefed by the Regional Minister, Hon Kwaku Asoma-Cheremeh and his staff.

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HON KWAKU ASOMA CHEREMEH AND BRIG GEN MK AKPATSU

MEMBERS OF BRONG REGIONAL COORDINATING COUNCIL AND JNR DIV DELEGATION IN GROUP PICTURE

The group later visited 5 Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies during the tour. The areas visited included the Sunyani, Techiman,  Berekum, Tano North and Tano South Assemblies. The group interacted with the Municipal and Metropolitan Chief Executives, opinion leaders and the ordinary citizens in all the areas visited.

ASCOM PRESENTING A GIFT TO ONE OF THE ASSEMBLIES VISITED

GROUP PICTURE IN FRONT OF THE BEREKUM MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY

SOME STUDENTS INTERACTING WITH WAYSIDE TRADERS IN BEREKUM TOWNSHIP

AT TANO SOUTH MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY

SOME DIRECTING STAFF  IN A SNAP WITH THE REGIONAL MINISTER

ASCOM AND MEMBERS OF THE DELEGATION BEING WELCOMED TO THE SUNYANI OMANHENE’S PALACE

NANA BOSOME ASOR NKRAWIRI II AND HIS ELDERS IN GROUP PHOTO WITH JUNIOR DIVISION DELEGATION

The group also visited 3 Infantry Battalion and the 2 Independent Recce Squadron.

AT 2 INDEPENDENT RECCE SQUADRON

ASSITANT COMMANDANT  AND CHIEF INSTRUCTOR JNR DIV ENTERING CO 3 BN’S OFFICE

The group paid courtesy calls on some prominent chiefs in the region including the Sunyani Omanhene, Nana Bosome Asor Nkrawiri II in his palace.

The group also visited 3 Infantry Battalion and the 2 Independent Recce Squadron.

The thematic areas that the students researched into included:

  1. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3 – Assess the measures being taken by the government to improve health delivery in Brong Ahafo Region.
  2. Decentralization ensures that functions, powers, responsibilities and resources from the central government are devolved to local government units – Examine the steps being taken by the MMDAs to curb the menace of unprofessional behaviour by staff which affect productivity.
  3. The private sector and other agro-business stakeholders have been urged to take full advantage of the many opportunities that the government’s agricultural policies have offered – Discuss the viability of the “1 District 1 Factory” and the “Planting for food and jobs” in the Brong Ahafo Region.
  4. Forests cover approximately one-fifth of Ghana’s total land area. Unfortunately, the activities of illegal loggers and ‘Galamsey’ operators are fast depleting the forest and vegetation cover of the country – Assess the role the MMDAs in curbing these illegal activities.

The students were later divided into four groups and each group was assigned to one thematic area to research on. The sources of info for the research work were mostly obtained from presentations by the various district assemblies and interactions with the citizenry.

Each syndicate will write a report on their research findings and do a presentation to the rest of the course and also submit writtens copise of their work. Copies of their report will be submitted to the various Assemblies visited and the Ministry of Local Government.

 

  • 30 Mar, 2018
  • Ridwan Kadri
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