Wednesday, July 30, 2014

1 Signal Initiates and Re-Affirms Promoted WOs and SNCOS

25 April 2014. The 1 Signal Regiment has organised an initiation and Re-Affirmation Programme for promoted Warrant Officers (WOs) and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) at the Mercury Club House, Duala lines on 25 April, 2014.

In all, eleven men and women were promoted to the rank of Sergeant (Sgt), three to Staff Sgts (S/Sgt), four to WO11 and eighteen to WO1.

The Director of Communications Col Alobawone Atogeba advised the newly promoted personnel to project themselves positively to raise the core values of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).

He advised SNCOs to be disciplined and take on additional responsibilities as professional soldiers of GAF and not to give anyone the opportunity to underrate them. He congratulated them for their deserved promotion and said he was confident that, they will come out with their best. 

The President of the Mess Committee (PMC) WO1 Atorku Benjamin, expressed gratitude to the High Command and CO of the Unit Lt Col Anthony Ntem for promoting personnel of the Unit for their hard work.

WO1 Atorku Benjamin welcomed the newly promoted Sgts and urged them to learn rules and regulations briskly in order to help them go about their duties effectively.

He expressed his hope that the same support would be rendered to him to enable him carry out his duties and assured Command of their loyalty and dedication to duty.  He commended the wives for supporting their husbands despite the daunting challenges.

Ex-WO1 Darko, Acting Brigade Sgt Maj reminded them that their promotion comes with a lot of responsibilities.  He urged all SNCOs to live up to expectation, conduct themselves well, be responsible and work extra hard in line with Command’s expectations.

Air Cdre Pumpuni (rtd) donates to 37 Military Hospital

23 April 2014. Air Cdre Kwame Korankye Pumpuni (rtd), former Chief of Air Staff in 1982 and a current Board Member of the 37 Military Hospital, has donated items worth about one thousand five hundred Ghana Cedis (Ȼ1,500) to the Nursing Training College (NTC) and the Physiotherapy Department on Wednesday 23 April, 2014 towards the development of the facility.

The donation he said was to provide enough drinking water to patients who undergo a lot of movements and exercises at the Physiotherapy department as well as the students who find drinking water a problem at the NTC.

Out of the 26 filled bottles of ice Pack drinking water and two hot and cold water dispensers, the Air Cdre stated that, 16 of the purified water would serve the Nursing Training College since they were more than the patients and the remaining 10 bottles would go to the Physiotherapy department.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Commanding Officer (CO), Col S Adjei and the entire Staff of the hospital, the Matron Col Mercy Yelbert expressed her gratitude   to Air Cdre Pumpuni for his kind gesture and hoped that others would emulate his good example.

Among those present were the Deputy Matron of the 37 Military Hospital, Lt Col Ivy Tamakloe, the Officer-in-Charge, Nurses Training College, Col Augusta Wellington, Admin (Gen), Capt A Abiti, Adjutant, Lt DT Banamwin, and the RSM of the Hospital WO1 Laryea Daniel.

GOC Southern Command Visits Accident Victim at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital

17 April 2014. The General Officer Commanding the Southern Command Brig Gen Samson Kwadwo Adeti has visited Ms. Vida Obeng who was accidentally shot at the Kasoa-Bodjiase road on 17 April 2014 when soldiers and Forestry Commission officers were on patrols.

In an attempt to stop the vehicle, the driver sped off forcing the soldiers to fire at the vehicle resulting in the bullet hitting Ms Vida Obeng who was passing by.

Brig Gen Adeti presented assorted items to the family of the victim and thanked the medical staff for giving a first class treatment to the victim.

Mrs. Elizabeth Obeng, mother of the victim received the items on behalf of the family and thanked GAF for the kind gesture   shown to the family after the incident.

Lt Col John Omare Ampadu, Commanding Officer of 5 Infantry Battalion and Lt Col Aggrey Quashie, Deputy Director Public Relations accompanied the team which visited Ms Vida Obeng.

“Ghana Navy will restore Tolerable level of Maritime Security” - CNS

16 April 2014. ‘’The Ghana Navy is leading the way in the international effort to increase capacity in the region and restore tolerable levels of maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea region” said the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Geoffery Mawuli Biekro when a team of delegation from the Netherland Defence Headquarters called on him at his office in Burma Camp, Accra on 16 April, 2014.

He added that, the Ghana Navy was focusing on solutions to fight piracy, armed robbery at sea, arms smuggling, drug trafficking and secure the economic growth of Ghana.

Rear Admiral Biekro assured the delegation that the Ghana Navy would seek new ways and Technologies to counter the threat facing the Gulf of Guinea and keep the water of Ghana safe at all times.

The leader of the Dutch delegation, and the ACOS International Military Cooperation, Brig Gen Antoine Bukering, expressed gratitude to the CNS and emphasized on the long term relationship between Ghana and his country over the past years.

He indicated that, Netherland would assist Ghana to fight against maritime insecurity in the region.

Lt Col Tei Admonishes Students to be Disciplined

16 April 2014. GSOI of the Military Academy Training School (MATS) Lt Col Frank Tei has urged students undergoing course at the School of Ordnance to concentrate on their lectures and be disciplined.

The course, he noted will grant them the opportunity to understand relevant issues associated with the work they do.

Lt Col Tei made these statement on behalf of the MATS Commandant, at the opening ceremony of Store man Ordnance Bill Course No 01/14, Store man General Duty Bill Course No 02/14, Tailors Bill Course No 03/14 and Leather Works Bill Course No 04/14 at the School of Ordnance, El-Wak on 16 April, 2014.

He assured them of the Commandants support in various ways and advised that they take their studies seriously.

The Commanding Officer of Base Ordnance Depot and the School of Ordnance Lt Col Thomas Kwame Mensah emphasized that logistics management had become integral efficiency in any organisation. This he said drove Ghana Armed Forces to organise the logistics course.

The two months course was made up of 114 students.  He stressed that the needed support be provided for the school to make it a centre of excellence.

He thanked the Commandant for the support he had been rendering to the School and advised students to justify their studies with good performance since their course report would affect their conducts in the service.

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