Sunday, September 25, 2016
Ghana Armed Forces
Botswana DA calls on the Chief of Defence Staff

The Botswana Defence Attaché to West Africa, Brigadier General Anderson Mathlo has paid a courtesy call on the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Air Marshal Samson Oje at his office in Burma Camp on Thursday 5 May, 2016.

Being Botswana’s first DA for the West African Sub-region, Brig Gen Mathlo disclosed that the purpose of his visit was to enhance the relationship between his country and Ghana, since Ghanaians in his country were offering extensive help with regards to developmental projects.

Air Marshal Samson-oje also promised Brig Gen Mathlo his support and assured him that Ghana Armed Forces has it doors opened for the training of Botswana Defence Forces at the Command and Staff College in Ghana. He noted that training between two or more countries was always better for the security of the continent.

Liberian President decorates GAF Officers with Distinguished Service Order

President Sirleaf Johnson Decorating Col Michael Kwadwo Opoku with a Medal .The President of Liberia and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Her Excellency Ellen Sirleaf Johnson has awarded Col Michael Kwadwo Opoku and Lt Col Emmanuel Opare Nyante of the Ghana Armed Forces with the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for sterling services rendered to AFL in particular and Liberia in general.

The conferment was held during the 59th Anniversary of the Armed Forces of Liberia Day Celebration on Thursday, 11 February 2016 at the Barclays Centre in Monrovia.
Col Opoku and Lt Col Nyante were both seconded to Liberia as ECOWAS Mentor to assist in the restructuring process of the Armed Forces of Liberia and assigned to the 23rd Infantry Brigade Commander, where they served with distinction.

Col Opoku among other things was instrumental in developing tactical, operational and civil military contingency plans such as Operation Restore Hope (ORH) I, II, and III. He co-chaired the Board that restructured the Armed Forces Training Command. He further supported the training and deployment of the first AFL’s contingent to the United Nations Mission in Mali MINUSMA. Col Opoku imparted knowledge by voluntarily teaching Economics at the Careysburg Public High School.

Lt Col Emmanuel Opare Nyante on the other hand, assisted in the organisation and implementation of the Armed Forces of Liberia’s Field Training Exercises including Operation Watch-Over I, II, and III.  He also served as a member for the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Promotion Examinations (PROMEX) Boards of the Armed Forces of Liberia.
HE Sirleaf Johnson described their outstanding support, dedication to duty and meritorious service rendered to the government and the Armed Forces of Liberia as a distinct credit  upon themselves, their families , men and women of the Ghana Armed Forces.


Assault Victim Master Bam Being  Carried into a Waiting Ambulance by Military Personnel.

19 April, 2016. The Chief of Staff (COS) Brig Gen Sampson K Adeti has ordered investigators to fast track investigations of the alleged brutality by three soldiers. He asked that the investigation process be sped up in order to bring the culprits to book if found guilty.

The soldiers who are on bail from police custody are in military detention whilst undergoing investigations.

It would be recalled that three soldiers were alleged to have brutally assaulted a 16 year old boy Christopher Bam for allegedly stealing a mobile phone at the Airborne Force Barracks in Tamale on Tuesday 19 April, 2016.

The incident has generated a lot of public outcry putting the image of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) into disrepute. This has also led to unsavory remarks by members of the public against the military.

Brig Gen Adeti explains issues to a group media men.In an interview with Joy TV, the Director of Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Col Eric Aggrey Quarshie disclosed that, the military high command was making frantic effort to treat the victim in order to salvage the situation.

He also urged the public to be patient for the real issues to be dealt with. According to him, immediately this unfortunate news broke out, an aircraft was allocated to airlift the victim from Tamale to the 37 Military hospital. However, the pilot had to make a u-turn mid-way of the journey after he was informed the boy was already in the Nsawam General Hospital responding to medical treatment.

The military High Command had directed a group of medical team to convey the boy to the 37 Military hospital when news broke out that the boy was at the premises of joy Fm station. Upon arrival at joy news station, it was ideal that the boy had to be referred by doctors of the Nsawam hospital before the medical team of 37 Military Hospital could take over if necessary.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Staff (COS), Brig Gen Sampson K Adeti on behalf of the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) issued an amount of money to the Bam’s family to cater for his medical bills and other expenses whilst apologizing for the unfortunate behaviour of the alleged soldiers

Troops Urged to Maintain Equipment- Brig Gen Abdulai

A picture of the newly commissioned building.27 April 2016. The Defence Financial Controller (DFC), Brig Gen Inusah Abdulai has urged personnel of the Forces Pay Regiment (FPR) to adopt a culture of maintenance of equipment and logistics placed under their care.

A Cross Section of Dignitaries at the Ceremony.He made these remarks during the commissioning of the Multi-purpose hall at the Forces Pay Regiment at Burma Camp on Wednesday 27 April, 2016.

According to him, the Regiment suffered infrastructural deficit years back but there has been a significant improvement in infrastructural development in recent times.

In his remarks, the Commanding Officer (CO) of the FPR, Col S Babillah gave an account on the genesis of the project. He said the project could be traced to the former DFC, Brig Gen Nyamekye Yeboah who conceived the idea three years ago when he was newly appointed as the Commanding Officer. During that period, the old building was having serious structural defects which made it dangerous to accommodate personnel
Col Babillah also commended the DFC for his leadership, advice and provision of funds for the execution of the project. He also thanked the former Director of Engineer Services and other stakeholders for their effort in ensuring the completion of the project. The building according to the CO will serve as a multipurpose facility for holding functions like durbar, padre hour among others.

The building is well equipped with a  kitchen, provost office and a large hall for conferences.

Government Determined to Support all Military Institutions-says VEEP
General News

 Maj EN Mensah-Yawson (Honour Graduate Course 32) received the overall best student award from the Vice President HE John Dramani Mahama12 August 2011. The Vice President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, has reiterated government’s determination to support all military institutions in the country to enable them carry out their constitutional mandate in the development agenda of the country. He said that government would press on with re-equipping the Ghana Armed Forces in order to enable it carry out its duties of protecting the territorial integrity of Ghana.
The Vice President was speaking at the graduation ceremony of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, (GAFCSC), Course 32, Senior Division, on Friday 12 August 2011.
He expressed his satisfaction with progress of work of the new academic block complex for the institution, the sod for which was cut the same time last year.  He said that the project was part of government’s commitment to transform the college into a reputable military and civilian training institution in the sub-region.

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