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DHAPP Presents Items to 37 Military Hospital

21 January 2014. The United States Department of Defense AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) has presented some items to the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) HIV/AIDS programme at the 37 Military Hospital on Tuesday, 21 January 2014.

The items worth $22,000 included family planning instruments, laboratory reagents and nutritional support products.

Presenting the items, the Chief Officer of Security Cooperation, US Embassy, Lt Col John Van Steenburgh said the items were meant to make the lives of people living with HIV a little more comfortable, especially those on admission in the hospital.

He mentioned that the DHAPP has collaborated with GAF for the past ten years, supporting the implementation of military specific HIV prevention, care and treatment programmes.

Lt Col Steenburgh noted that the program has been supporting GAF in terms of the procurement and installation of laboratory equipment and reagents for the military hospital and seven medical reception stations. They had also donated one Toyota land cruiser, computers and its accessories.

Receiving the items on behalf of the hospital, the Acting Commander of the hospital, Col RK Ametepi expressed profound gratitude to the kind gesture and said that the items had come at the right time to make the lives of people living with HIV in the hospital comfortable.

He said the items would be put into good use and the equipment maintained to last longer.

Rev Delove Congratulates CDS on his New Appointment

5 November 2013. An eight-man delegation led by Reverend Abraham Delove of the Nations of God Mission Church at Osu,  paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Vice Admiral Mathew Quashie on 5 November, 2013, at his office in Burma Camp.

The purpose of the visit was to congratulate Vice Admiral Quashie on his attainment to the high position of the Ghana Armed Forces as the Chief of the Defence Staff, Rev Abraham Delove assured the CDS of his prayers and support to make his tenure of office as the CDS a success.

The CDS warmly welcome the spiritual leader and his team and expressed his appreciation to the o0kteam for the visit.  He said the GAF was ready to corporate with individuals, churches and organizations in its efforts to ensure peace and security in the country.

GOC Southern Command fetes Ex Thunderbolt Winners

1 November 2013. The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) Southern Command, Col Sampson Kudjo Adeti, has commended the shooting team that won “EX THUNDERBOLT 2013” at a get-together at the ANORMAH MESS, Southern Command Headquarters, on Friday 1 November, 2013.

EX THUNDERBOLT is an Army Inter Command /Formations Shooting Competition organised biennially amongst the Southern Command, Northern Command and the Support Services Brigade Group.

In his remarks, the GOC said the team had lived up to the high standards of the previous shooting teams by defending the championship title therefore it was imperative for them to be given the appropriate recognition after their exploits at the Yaohima Range in Sunyani.

Col Adeti however stated that there were some lessons which they ought to learn and guide their individual lives. He urged them to aim high not only in competitions but in their daily and routine professional activities, adding that sustaining and improving standards were very important in military activities.

The Southern Command team was adjudged the first (Team A) and second (Team B) in the Falling Plates category, placed second in the M16 Rifle, SMG, Norinco Pistol Shooting Competitions and the Overall Best Team trophy.

Lt Col Francis Anemana and L/Cpl Jackson A were adjudged the best individuals in the Norinco Pistol and M16 Rifle competitions respectively.

Melcom Care Foundation Donates Ambulance to 37 Military Hospital

6 November 2013. The Melcom Care Foundation has donated an ambulance worth $33,000 to the 37 Military Hospital on Wednesday, 6 November, 2013.

The Communications Director, Melcom Care Foundation, Mr Godwin Avenorgbo, said the Foundation was set up to enable the Melcom Group of Companies to give back to society in a more focused way than previously.

Mr Avenorgbo stated that the donation of the ambulance to the Military Hospital was part of their efforts to honour the hard working Doctors, Nurses, Drivers, Laboratory Technicians and the Administrative Staff for their relentless efforts in taking care of the hundreds of sick people that visited the Hospital.

He further stated that it was also to show gratitude to all Ghanaians for the support they offered a year ago during the tragic incident when the Achimota Melcom building collapsed.

Receiving the ambulance, the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral Matthew Quashie expressed gratitude for the gesture to the Hospital.  He said their contributions to society meant a lot and urged them to continue with their good works.

The CDS also called for a partnership between the Military and the Foundation and noted that the donation would go a long way to deepen the relationship they have built.

Forces Sergeant Major Urges Warrant Officers to Maintain Discipline at All Times

30 October 2013. Forces Sergeant Major of the Ghana Armed Forces (FSM), Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Owusu Dickson has urged Warrant Officers to discharge their duties without fear or favour by enforcing the Ghana Armed Forces regulations as required of them.

CWO Owusu Dickson made this statement when he interacted with Warrant Officers of the General Headquarters in Burma Camp on Wednesday 30 October 2013.

The FSM explained that the purpose of the meeting was to forge a comprehensive dialogue with the Warrant Officers and to acquaint himself with first hand information of soldiers’ performance at the General Headquarters.  The FSM spoke extensively on discipline adding “discipline is the hallmark of every soldier which should not be downplayed.

He therefore called on all Warrant Officers to adhere to rules and regulations spelt out in the Armed Forces regulations.  Additionally, he advised them to lead exemplary lives for their subordinates to emulate them.

“In this regard, I entreat you all to abide by traditions, norms and values of the Armed Forces”, he said.

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