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Ghana Armed Forces
COAS visits 37 Military Hospital
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15 April 2016. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Richard Opoku Adusei has paid a working visit to serving and retired military personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) on admission at the 37 Military Hospital on Thursday 15 April 2016.

The visit was necessitated by a report he read about troops on admission at the hospital on his return from an official visit abroad. At the hospital, Maj Gen Opoku Adusei held a brief meeting with the Director of Medical Services, Brig Gen Raph K Ametepi and some Senior Officers of the Hospital before proceeding on his tour.

In all, he visited 22 patients made up of serving and retired personnel. During the tour of the hospital, he donated various items including toiletries and beverages to the patients whilst wishing them speedy recovery. 

COAS extended his tour to the 37 Military Hospital Nursing and Midwifery Training Centre (NMTC), where he was briefed by the school’s Principal, Col SR Mensah on the history, the current infrastructure and academic position of the school. He later inspected some facilities at the school which included the library, classrooms among others.

Maj Gen Opoku Adusei also pledged Command’s support for the enhancement of the infrastructural development of the school and promised to design a policy aimed at encouraging troops to enroll in the school in view of the relatively less number of soldiers taking up the nursing course as compared to their civilian counterparts.

 
Troops urged to be vigilant and alert
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17 April 2016. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Marshal Michael Samson-Oje has urged personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces to be vigilant, alert and maintain order at all times. He also urged all to provide accurate and timely information to the appropriate quarters for the necessary steps to be taken to ensure the safety and security of the country.

He further urged personnel to remain neutral and diligent in the conduct of their tasks assigned them in view of the pending general elections.
The CDS made these comments during an induction religious service held his honour as well as the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Rear Admiral Peter Faidoo and the Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Vice Marshal Maxwell Mantsebi Nagai at the Methodist/ Preby Church on Sunday 17 April, 2016 at Burma Camp.

The Acting Director of Religious Affairs of the Ghana Armed Forces, Commander Paul Adjei Djan who conducted the service led the three Service Chiefs to swear an oath of allegiance to serve the people of Ghana in love, truth and humility.

Air Marshal Samson-Oje in his remarks stated that even though Ghana was prone to terrorists attack, measures had been put in place to prevent or respond swiftly if the country should be faced with one. 

The Bishop of Winneba Diocese, Rt Rev Col W Jonfia (rtd) in a sermon entreated the Service Chiefs to entrust everything into the hands of God; for with Him success is assured. He admonished personnel of GAF to be tolerant with each other in all their endeavours.

 
Maj Gen OB Akwa Commends Staff of KAIPTC
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13 April 2016.   The Commandant of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) Major General OB Akwa has lauded the Governing Board, Executive Management and staff of the Centre for their strategic direction and hard work.


He said this when the Centre was awarded by the E-learning journal- a leading E-Learning related journal in Germany on Wednesday 13 April, 2016.
He noted that the tireless efforts by staff of the Training Department had brought success to the centre.


He also expressed immense gratitude to the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), for the support they continued to offer the Centre.


The Centre achieved this laurel for its innovative use and successful implementation of an open source Learning Management System (LMS), which was sponsored by the GIZ, with technical installation support by ‘Common Sense’- an international E-Learning and training consultant firm based in Vienna, Austria.


The Learning Management System was designed to facilitate and manage learning and training processes. They combine databases with the data regarding learners and courses, communication tools and learning content delivery. KAIPTC uses the LMS Software Module to serve the complex needs of the Centre in the context of course management and effective course delivery.

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37 Military Hospital staff urged to be professional
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April 15 2016. The Director General Medical Services (DG MED) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) Brig Gen Ralph Kodjo Ametepi has challenged personnel to exhibit professionalism, discipline, good attitude and the best of care towards patients who visit the facility. He also advised senior officials of the exhibit good leadership for the growth of the facility.

The Director General made these comments when he paid a working day visit to the 37 Military Hospital on Friday, April 15 2016 to formally introduce himself to personnel of the facility as the newly appointed Director General of Medical Services of GAF.

He stated that the visit was also to pledge his support and commitment to enhance the effectiveness and smooth running of the facility at all times after which he will visit the various medical facilities of the GAF in the various Garrisons including the Veterinary.

As part of his visit, Brig Gen Ametepi interacted with personnel of the facility and cautioned them to be security conscious and avoid spreading false rumors through the media or any other means since this year is an election year.

He inspected works at the site of a new kitchen of the facility, a two-story accommodation for young soldiers, a renovated accommodation for young female soldiers and the site of the Generator Plant for the facility undergoing construction.

 
Bank of Africa donates a Cheque of Gh¢20,000.00 to the Ghana Air Force
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12  April 2016. The Bank of Africa(Ghana) has donated a cheque of GH¢20,000.00 to the Ghana Air Force for the establishment of a 20 unit dormitory block for the school of Trade Training(STT) at the Air Force Base in Accra on Tuesday 12 of  April, 2016.

The Head of Marketing and Communication of the Bank of Africa, Madam Sharon Mensah said the donation was part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to the society and the country as a whole.

She noted that they sought to partner with the security services and boost their morale in achieving excellence as far as the security of the country and the safety of its citizens were concerned.

She mentioned that the amount would serve as a seed for the commencement of the project and gave the assurance of their constant support to complete the project.

The Accra Air Force Base Commander, Group Captain Frederick Asare Bekoe received the cheque on behalf of the Military High Command and said that the project was going to ease accommodation problem of the school.

He was overwhelmed by the generous commitment of the bank and stated that the gesture was a sign of bond partnership between the Ghana Air Force and the Bank. He added that, the donation would go down the history in establishing a mutual and cordial relationship between them.
A plaque was presented to the bank by the Base Commander to affirm their appreciation of the gesture.

 
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