Akim Asuoso (E/R) July 12, GNA – Air Vice Marshal Maxwell Mantsebi-Tei Nagai, the Chief of Air Staff, has called on the public to complement the efforts of the security agencies by providing timely information about the movement of insurgencies for immediate action to be taken.
He emphasised on the role of the media in dissemination of information and mobilising the efforts of the citizenry to support the security force to deal with the threat to internal security and counter the activities of insurgents.
Air Vice Marshal Mantsebi Tei-Nagai made the call at the opening of a four-day tri-service field training exercise of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) dubbed: “Exercise Tigers’ Path 17”, at the Jungle Warfare School at Akim Asuoso in the Birim Central Municipality in the Eastern Region.
The Ex-Tigers’ Path involves patrol, counter insurgency and jungle warfare exercise organised is biennially on competitive basis by the Army Training Command to sharpen the skills of members of the GAF to be combat ready in order to deal with perceived and potential threats of the peace and security of Ghana.
The Exercise Tigers’ Path was instituted in 1991 under a former Commandant of the Military Academy and Training School (MATS), Lieutenant Augustine Peter Blay, a past Chief of the Defence Staff.
The exercise drew 30 men each from the Northern Command, Southern Command, Central Command, Support Services, Ghana Navy and Ghana Air Force to as well refine their abilities in physical endurance, patrolling, long-range navigational skills, emergency medical care, marksmanship, obstacle crossing, and improvised river crossing.
Air Vice Marshal Mantsebi-Tei Nagai said the exercise would empower the troops to respond effectively to groups who seem to mar the peace and stability of the nation.
The exercise, he said, would also enhance the cooperation among members of the GAF towards capacity building for joint operations.
Mr Kwabena Bempong, the Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive and other officers from the sister security agencies were there to grace the occasion.
The GAF involved journalists in the exercise engaging in bush navigation and a walk to make them experience and appreciate what pertains in the military camps.
Journalists from the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Atinka Media Village, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, The Republic Newspaper, Excellence in Broadcasting Network-GH One Television and Genesiz Films Production are participating in the week-long exercise.