Saturday, December 3, 2016
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GAFCSC TO INTRODUCE PhD PROGRAM – REAR ADMIRAL SETH AMOAMA

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.



 
Ghana Assures Liberia of her Support

21 July 2016. The Deputy Minister of Defence, Hon Gilbert Kenneth Adjei has assured the government and people of Liberia that Ghana together with the Armed Forces will continue to support Liberia to overcome the challenges the country has faced over the years.

The Minister disclosed this in an interaction at the Air Forces Officers’ Mess in Accra on Thursday 21 July, 2016 when a delegation from the Liberian National Defence and Armed Forces of Liberia paid a three-day visit to the GAF and the Ministry of Defence.


He added that the Ministry and GAF have been very instrumental under the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the stability, transformation and restructuring process in Liberia.  He said Ghana was excited when the United Nations formally handed over the responsibilities of Defence and Security sector to the Government and the Armed Forces of Liberia.

The Honourable Minister noted that, terrorism, piracy, drug trafficking and arms smuggling are no longer a case for individual countries to handle.   He called for collective ideas for a common training experience, harmonise tactics and the doctrine to project into the current reality.  He expressed his appreciation to the delegation on behalf of the President of the Republic of Ghana, HE John Dramani Mahama for the visit.

The Minster of the Liberian National Defence, Hon Brownie Samukai in his address said that his visit to Ghana had been fruitful and also he had achieved his aim to deepen the bilateral relations between the two countries and institutions.  He acknowledged the effort of the Government of Ghana by helping Liberia to attain peace and stability which had put Liberia back on its path for the kind of relationship both countries had envisaged.

He thanked the Defence Minister and the High Command of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) for the hospitality accorded them and thanked the people of Ghana for hosting over ten thousand refugees when the civil war in Liberia started.




 
The Kpeshi Medical Centre Receives Medical Items

18 July 2016. The Officer Commanding the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mail (MINUSMA), Ghana Engineer Company 3 (GHANENGCOY 3) in Mali, Major Maxwell Komla Appoh has donated some medical items; such as thermometers, water dispensers, bed sheets, books, folders, toiletries among others to the Kpeshi Medical Centre at the Southern Command in Teshie, on Monday 18 July, 2016.

Maj Appoh indicated the Medical Reception Station (MRS) was the first point of call for soldiers and their families therefore it was prudent to furnish the facility to offer better services in a very conductive environment, and also help alleviate the pressure on the 37 Military Hospital.

Major Appoh was grateful to the Military High Command for the opportunity to command the Engineer Company, and thankful to his Second in Command, Major AP Dery and the entire Company for their cooperation and support.

The Medical Officer for the Kpeshie Medical Centre, Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Oduro-Addo who received the items on behalf of the Station, expressed his appreciation and was quick to add that the aid was the first of its kind from a Ghanbatt.

Lt Col Oduro-Addo stated that the items had come at the right time and would be put to proper use to beef up the supplies from 37 Military Hospital.  He used the opportunity to request for an ambulance for the Centre and also urged other Battalions to emulate the example.

The Command Operations Officer (COO) of Southern Command Lieutenant Colonel Emmanuel Opare Nyante on behalf of the General Officer Commanding Brigadier General Musah Whajah, commended the Engineer Company for their wonderful support.



 
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