THE Ghana Air Force (GAF) is to donate an aircraft to the Aerospace Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), to boost the training of students at the department.
Since its establishment a few years ago, the Aerospace Department, which trains pilots and aerospace engineers, has not had an aircraft of its own, relying solely on the GAF for aircraft to train its students.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Michael Sampson-Oje, who made this known at the presentation of a number of equipment to the Aerospace Department of KNUST, said the aircraft would be delivered to the university by the end of January, 2010.
The items, which were presented as part of activities marking the 50th anniversary of the formation of the GAF, included four desktop computers, four Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems and two printers.
Speaking at the ceremony, Air Vice Marshall Sampson-Oje expressed the hope that the items would go a long way to facilitate teaching and learning at the department.
He said the GAF would continue to collaborate with the KNUST to train more pilots and engineers for the nation and the international market.
The Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. K. K. Adarkwa, commended the GAF for its continued support to the university.
He said the university was ready to support the GAF in its research activities and to collaborate with industry in general for the benefit of the nation.
The Chair of the Aerospace Department of KNUST, Okofrobuor Dr Yaw Agyei II, who is also the Omanhene of the Mim Traditional Area in the Brong Ahafo Region, gave the assurance that the department was committed to supplying the best materials to the GAF.