Tuesday, September 27, 2016

GMA Intake 9 Donates Boxing Ring to the Academy

29 July 2016. Members of the Ghana Military Academy (GMA) Intake 9 Association have presented an ultra modern Boxing ring worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to the Ghana Military Academy during the Inter-Platoon novices boxing competition held at GMA on Friday 29 July, 2016.

During the sod cutting ceremony, President of the GMA Intake 9 Association, Major Gen CB Yaache (rtd), said as an Association they deem it a pleasure to give back to their alma mater.

He noted that the donation was made as part of activities for the Golden Jubilee celebrations of members of the association's graduation from the GMA. He expressed his profound gratitude on behalf of the GMA to other Intakes for sponsoring some important projects in the Academy and also used the platform to encourage other alumni of the institution to come on board to contribute towards the execution of other projects.

On his part, the Commandant of the Military Academy and Training Schools, Major Gen William Ayamdo commended members of GMA Intake 9 for donating such a well crafted boxing ring to the Academy. He also charged the Commander, Officers and Men of the Academy to practice good maintenance culture to ensure that the ring is always in good shape.

Abyssinia Platoon Wins GMA 2016 Novices Boxing Competition

28-29 July 2016. The Abyssinia Platoon emerged the overall winners of the Ghana Military Academy's 2016 Inter-Platoon Novices Boxing Competition for Short Service Commission and Special Duties Course 54, held from Thursday 28 to Friday 29 July 2016, at the MATS Parade Square in Teshie.

The two-day boxing competition was aimed at building the confident levels of the cadets and was conducted according to the International Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) rules.

The first day of the competition saw 9 entertaining bouts and it was climaxed with six bouts on the final day. Cadets who lost their fights were made to carry logs around the parade square.

The Abyssinia Platoon finished the competition with 16 points and were presented with a gaint trophy. The Burma platoon took the second spot with 16 points and closely followed by the Chiringa platoon who placed third with 13 points.

Individuals who distinguished themselves on the night were awarded with certificates and trophies. The best female boxer went to Flight Cadet Adomako from the Abyssinia Platoon, the best boxer went to Officer Cadet Saani Hassan also from the Abyssinia platoon and lastly the gallant loser went to Officer Cadet Aidoo Gideon from the Chiringa platoon.

The Guest of Honour, Major Gen CB Yaache (rtd) in his keynote address stated that the boxing competition was an essential aspect of officer cadet training in military academies globally and will always be an important event on the training calendar of the GMA.

He added that novices boxing competition in the military is an exercise where the cadet learn to stand his grounds in the face of aggression, to carry on when tired or hurt and to keep his head up when circumstances threaten to overwhelm him.

He said people should not consider it undue punishment for the cadets but rather a combat sport that trains the potential officer for combat and develops their fighting spirit.

He reminded the cadets that the experience they have acquired throughout their training was to protect the civil populace and not to brutalise them.


Air Vice Marshal IS Kadri hand  over the baton to Real Adminral  Amoama.. 15 July 2016. The Commandant of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, (GAFCSC) Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, has revealed that a notice has been served to commence ‘Doctor of Philosophy’ (PhD) Programme at the College very soon.


He gave the hint in a brief remark during a Handing and Taking over ceremony at the fore court of the College at Teshie on Friday 15 July, 2016.


Rear Admiral Amoama on behalf of personnel of the College, expressed appreciation to his predecessor Air Vice Marshal I S Kadri, for the quality, exceptional and exemplary leadership he had provided for the past three years. “I must admit that I am a very lucky person to have inherited a five year strategic plan developed by the out-going Commandant and his team of experts from the College that clearly sets out the goals with timelines for the  road map into the future,” He said.


The outgoing Commandant AVM, in his remarks, thanked the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Air Marshal Michael Samson-Oje and personnel of GAFCSC for their immense support during his tenure of office.


The occasion was graced by a Ranking Member of Parliament for Defence and Interior, Honorable Derrick Oduro, Senior Officers and some distinguished personalities.

Tamale Air Wives Organisation Constructs Borehole for Nyoglo Community

28 July 2016. Air Wives Organisation in collaboration with World Vision, a Christian Relief Development and Advocacy Organisation have provided a borehole for the people of Nyoglo Community, a suburb of Savelugu in the Northern Region on Thursday 28 July, 2016.

Commissioning the project, the Officer Commanding Flying Wing at the Air Force Base, Gp Capt Joseph Adu-Gyamfi, urged the community to adopt good maintenance culture so the facility will last long.

He said the Organisation was inclined to helping more communities in need. The Magajia of AWO, Mrs Hagar Yeboah, thanked all the stakeholders for making the construction of the facility possible. She said the facility was part of their social responsibility and pledged her association’s commitment to constructing more of such projects.

The representative of the Chief of Nyoglo, Osman Mahama, said they were previously having challenges with water and expressed appreciation to AWO, the military and World Vision for coming to their aid. He promised to ensure that the facility was well taken care of.

Colonel Landmeter Ends His Stay as DA to Ghana

22 July 2016. The Netherlands Defence Attaché (DA) to Ghana, Col Eric DE Landmeter, has paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Maxwell Mantsebi-Tei Nagai at his office in Burma Camp on Friday 22 July, 2016.

The visit was to formally inform the CAS about the end of his tenure of office and also to introduce the new Defence Attaché, Col Jack Van Baarsel of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps who arrived in Ghana on the 15 July, 2016.

Col Landmeter in his address thanked the CAS for the cooperation that existed between the two establishments and described his duty tour as a very remarkable one.

The CAS on behalf of Personnel of the Ghana Air Force commended the out-going DA and expressed his deep appreciation to the office of the Defence Attaché.

Air Vice Marshal Mantsebi-Tei Nagai was also appreciative for the good working relationship he had with them throughout his stay.  Plaques were exchanged by both parties to signify the cordial working relations at the end of the duty call.

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