Friday, July 1, 2016

Paradise Cosmetics Donates Sanitizer to 37 Military Hospital

16 May 2016. Paradise Cosmetics, dealers in Sivoderm Cosmetics Products presented one hundred and twenty boxes of sanitizer to the 37 Military Hospital on Monday 16 May, 2016 as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.

The Retail Sales Manager, Mr Kweku Markin disclosed during the presentation that the gesture code named “Hygiene on the go’’, is to ensure good hygienic practice among all patients and personnel of the hospital.

The Marketing Manager of Paradise Cosmetics, Mr Justice Amankwah emphasized that the gesture is also to compliment the facility for the good work done over the years in terms of saving lives and also being the Centre for National Disaster Management in the country.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Commander of the 37 Military Hospital, Brig Gen Ernest Crosby Saka and the entire staff of the facility, the Officer in Charge (OIC) of Medical Stores, Maj Richard Atarah thanked the team for their kind gesture. He assured them of putting the products to good use and encouraged them to do more.

US National Guard team visits CDS

12 May 2016. A delegation from the North Dakota National Guard led by Maj Gen Dohrmann has paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Air Marshal Michael Samson-Oje  at his office on Thursday 12 May, 2016.

The aim of the visit was to congratulate him on his new appointment as the CDS and also deliberate on how North Dakota could support the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) in the area of training and logistics.

Maj Gen Dohrmann commended GAF for supporting women and gender diversity and urged GAF to continue with its good works.

Other areas of concern that were discussed were  disaster management, engineering, air field construction, medical support and some specific courses like Armament Course and Ammo Technicians Course.

The CDS said the Air Force had started a Non Commission Officers Programme and building an academy for it at Tamale in the Northern Region to train Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs).

The CDS indicated that the Air Force had acquired some containers full of drones for the setting up of a drone station at the Air Force Base. He said GAF would need the support of North Dakota National Guard in completing the projects.

Senior Staff College conducts maiden online examination for students


Air Vice Marshal Kadri observing a student conduct his RICIn line with achieving a paperless environment as outlined in the 5 year Strategic Plan for Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), installation of computers in all syndicate rooms of the Senior Division of the College has been completed ahead of schedule. In view of this, examinations and major exercises for students of Course 37 and future Courses will henceforth be conducted online through an intranet on the College Local Area Network (LAN).

Work produced by students is submitted online to Directing Staff for correction and awarding of marks online. The process can be monitored by the Commandant and his Deputy, the Director of Studies The Commandant Air Vice Marshal Kadri  interacting with students.and all Chief Instructors.


US Naval Unit in Ghana donates to 37 military hospital

4 May 2016.    The United States Naval Medical Research Unit Number 3 (NAMRU-3) deployed with the American Embassy in Ghana on Wednesday 4 May, 2016 presented some medical equipment worth $67,000 to the 37 Military Hospital.

The equipment included Disposable Gloves, Weighing scale, Wellington Boots, Disposable Instruments set, Disinfectants and assorted drugs.
The leader of the team and Officer in Charge of Security Corporation at the Embassy, in Ghana Maj Mark Mcevers indicated that the equipment were part of items purchased for the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

He expressed the hope that the equipment and drugs would go a long way to help both patients and the hospital in solving some of its challenges.
Receiving the equipment and assorted drugs on behalf of the hospital, the Matron, Col Mercy Yelbert thanked the NAMRU-3 team for the kind gesture and appealed for their assistance in the coming years.

The leader of the delegation was accompanied by the Deputy Officer in Charge of Security Corporation Maj Matt Headley, Officer in Charge of NAMRU-3, Lt Cdr Nehkonti Adams and the Deputy Officer in Charge of the Ghana Detachment of NAMRU-3, Lt Joseph Diclaro.


The Indian Defence Attaché stationed in Abuja, Col Guatam Marwaha has paid a courtesy visit to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Marshal Michael Sampson-Oje at his office in Burma Camp, Accra on Thursday 5 May, 2016.

The visit among others was aimed at strengthening the bilateral relations between the Armed Forces of both countries.

Col Guatam Marwaha congratulated Air Marshall Michael Sampson-Oje on his new appointment as the Chief of Defence Staff and disclosed that Defence Cooperation between India and Ghana had improved tremendously; emphasizing an appreciable number of personnel from GAF who had participated in courses in India from February 2014 and December 2015.

He assured the CDS on the organization of more courses which will cover areas such as Special Forces and Explosive Disposal training.
On maritime security, Col Marwaha assured the CDS of his country’s preparedness in supporting with the needed logistics to combat crimes in its maritime domain.

In his remarks Air Marshal Oje stressed on the need for building capacity for logisticians, air traffic controllers, engineers, administrators and intelligence gatherers.

The CDS further requested for the need for primary training of personnel on the operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Special Forces training for GAF personnel locally.

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