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26 July 2012. The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the Ghana Police Service have assured President John Dramani Mahama of their loyalty to him and to the constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Lt Gen Peter Augustine Blay, speaking on behalf of a delegation of the Military High Command and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, and his schedule officers at the Osu Castle, this morning, assured the President that they would continue to work together and in concert with other Security Services to ensure the security of the state.
He made these remarks when the delegation met with the President this morning to console him in respect of the demise of the former President, Prof John Evans Atta Mills.
The CDS said, “as we mourn our former President, we assure you that working together and in concert with other security services, our borders are safe, the internal security situation remains very much under control.
“We shall continue to work in concert and in unison to achieve our common objective of providing peace and security for our dear nation,” he added.
In response, the President thanked the CDS and his entourage for the gesture shown him and for their pledge of continued loyalty and service to the nation. He commended the security services for their internal and external achievements especially on peacekeeping operations.
President Mahama said Government would continue to provide logistics and equipment support for the security services to continue their work within and outside the country. He also encouraged GAF and the Ghana Police to try and use the equipment given them effectively and adopt good maintenance practices to increase their life span.
He concluded with a call on all service men, both military and police, to be vigilant and to maintain the current calm the country was enjoying.
Others were the Chief of Staff, Ghana Armed Forces, Cdre Geoffery Mawuli Biekro, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohamed Ahmed Alhassan, the Director General of Police Administration, COP Rose Atinga-Bio, and the Force Sergeant Major, Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Adu-Yaw.