Two hundred and seventy-six (276) Field Guards, Rangers and Officers of the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission (FC) have completed a 3-week weapon handling training organised by the Division at the 64 Infantry Battalion Regiment at the Asutsuare Military Camp.

The Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Benito Owusu –Bio urged the trained personnel to be disciplined in their line of duty, and uphold and defend the wildlife resources of Ghana.

The Chief Executive of FC, Mr. John Allotey advised trained officers to be cautious in the use and handling of the weapons, and use them for the purposes for which they have been provided for. The weapons are for protecting and safeguarding wildlife resources of the country and not for personal use, he added.

Trainees demonstrated some of the training activities they have undergone during the period, which included Taekwondo, physical drills and weapon dismantling and reassembling.