NSS, GAF Plan Joint Food Production

The CDS engaged in the exercise as other senior officers look on


The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, has announced a collaboration between the Ghana Armed Forces and the National Service Scheme (NSS) in the area of food production.

According to the CDS, the move was to help address food security issues in the country and produce some to feed local industries.

Vice Admiral Seth Amoama announced this at a durbar at the Labadi Trade Fair Centre over the weekend when the Ghana Armed Forces and the NSS with support from other security agencies and Zoomlion embarked on a clean-up exercise at Ashaiman, Ledzokuku and the La Dadekpon Municipal Assembly.

The teams desilted choked gutters, cleared bushes and also swept filthy locations in the communities as the Zoomlion teams followed them with their trucks and specialised equipment to carry the waste for disposal.

Apart from the clean-up exercises, there were also free health screenings for people in the various communities where the clean-up exercises took place.

Vice Admiral Seth Amoama pledged peaceful coexistence between the Armed Forces and their neighbours.

He added that the military would continue to engage people in their operational areas at all times.

He pledged to ensure the sustenance of the clean-up exercise to support President Akufo-Addo’s vision of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa.

The CDS also mentioned efforts being made to offer military training to prospective NSS personnel to inculcate some level of discipline into the youth, which stands the chance of helping the development of the nation.

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Service Scheme, Mr. Osei Assibey Antwi was upbeat about the clean-up exercise and the free health screening, which would be sustained to help ensure a clean environment across all communities in the city.

The Executive Director assured the leadership of the Military Command of the readiness of the Management of the NSS towards engagement in agriculture projects since both of them had the right human resources to manage the projects.

He pledged to work very hard to strengthen the ties between the scheme and the Armed Forces in diverse ways.


As part of activities marking the 50th anniversary of the NSS, it has slated several activities to help commemorate the year-long anniversary.

The clean-up exercise with the Armed Forces and other partners was one of such activities.