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1 December 2010. The Advance Physical Training Instructors (PTI) Course 35 has ended at the Military Academy and Training Schools (MATS) on Wednesday 1 December 2010.

British Royal Army Delegation calls on Brig Gen Musah Whajah

09 February 2016.     A delegation from the British Royal Army led by the Commander of the 7 Infantry Brigade, Brigadier General Jonny Bourne paid a courtesy call on the General Officer Commanding Southern Command, Brigadier General Musah Whajah on Tuesday 09 February 2016 at the Headquarters of Southern Command.

According to Brig Gen Bourne, the visit was aimed at exploring and understanding how the armies of the two nations could collaborate in areas of training and operations. “We want to know the priorities for the further development of the Ghana Armed Forces as well as its training requirement with additional consideration for overseas training options” he added.

On his part, the Brigadier General Musah Whajah thanked the delegation for offering a helping hand. He stated that collaborations among armies is necessary for the attainment of global peace. He further assured the delegation of the preparedness of the GAF to tap from the expertise of personnel of the British Royal Army.

Brigadier General Bourne was accompanied by the Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Anghan Regiment, Lt Col Guy Foden, Staff Officer II of the Defence Engagement of 7 Infantry Brigade, Major John Gammon and the Defence Attaché at the British High Commission (Ghana), Lt Col Ben Richards.

CDS Visits 6 Garrison

CDS and his entourage inspecting one of the bad roads at 6 Bn.The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal M Samson-Oje on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 visited 6 Garrison in Tamale. The purpose of his visit was to check the progress of work and the state of the roads in the various barracks. His first point of call was at the Air Force Base, Tamale where he inspected a quarter guard mount of his behalf after which he was led by the Garrison Commander, Air Commodore GS Evans to check the state of roads and projects in the base and the other units.

His next point of call was at the Airborne Force where he was received by the Commanding Officer, Lt Col JM Punamane who led him on a tour of the barracks. Air Marshal Samson-Oje expressed his concern on the poor state of roads and lighting system in the unit and said efforts were being done to ameliorate the situation.  The final point of call was at the 6 Infantry Unit where the Commanding Officer, Lt Col WA Kwabiah led him to inspect the roads and some of the ongoing projects in the unit.

CDS inspects a quarter guard at 6 Bn.The Chief of Defence Staff reiterated higher commands effort at improving upon the welfare of personnel and the poor state of roads and lighting system in the various barracks. He was also happy to see that the rate of work on the various projects had progressed steadily and commended the Garrison Commander, Air Commodore GS Evans for the work done so far and his relentless effort at ensuring that the welfare of personnel were addressed.

Subsequent to his visit, works have already begun earnestly in the various barracks and is scheduled to complete soon.

Air Marshal M Samson-Oje was accompanied by the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, Director for Engineering Services, Col F Ofori and other personnel from the energy sector and some Senior Officers.

Facilities at 37 Military Hospital to be Upgraded

COS Brig Gen SK Adeti interacting with the Chairman of McDan Shipping Group of Companies.11 February 2016.   The McDan Shipping Group of Companies have donated  cheque of 100,000.00 to the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), on Thursday 11 February, 2016 to support the upgrading of the facilities  at the 37 Military Hospital  in Accra.

Dr Dan McKortey, Chairman of McDan Group of Companies presenting a dummy cheque of GH¢100,000.00 to COS and Senior Officers from GHQ MED.In a brief statement, the Group Chairman Dr Daniel McKorley stated that the donation was as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) and they found it very necessary to support the 37 Military Hospital which was the elite and emergency centre for the GAF and the country as a whole. He noted that they had been partners with the GAF for quite over a decade and their relationship had been very mutual.

He emphasised that they would continue to render support to the GAF whenever necessary in order to strengthen the already existing relationship between them.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Staff (COS) Brigadier General SK Adeti thanked the company for responding and being the first to heed to their call.

He said the Military Hospital needed an immediate upgrading and in order to improve the healthcare delivery of the hospital, the Military High command thought it wise to sort for assistance from some goodwill organisations of which McDan group of companies was one of them.

He expressed their appreciation that their request had been given the needed attention and wished the company good business opportunities in the years to come. He further urged other organisations and stakeholders to emulate such an example.

Witnessing the presentation were the Director General of Medical Services, Gen M Alhassan, the Commander of the 37 Military Hospital Brig Gen RK Ametepi and other senior officers.

500-Bed Military Hospital in Kumasi To Be Completed Soon

The Guest of Honour of the Occasion, Hon Kenneth Gilbert Adjei.5 February 2016. The Deputy Minister for Defence, Hon Kenneth Gilbert Adjei has stated that in order to improve the quality of health of the people in the country, the health sectors of the country has witnessed massive infrastructural development by Government over the past few years of which the 37 Military Hospital is not exempted.

Hon Adjei who was also the Guest of Honour for the occasion disclosed that in view of this the 500- Bed Military Hospital in Kumasi which would be the second largest Military hospital will soon be completed to reduce the pressure on the 37 Military Hospital.

He said it would also improve access to quality healthcare to the people of the middle and Northern parts of the country and ease the pressure on the Komfo Anokye Hospital and other hospitals in the country.

He made these remarks during the 37 Military Hospital Officers’ Mess Annual Ball on Friday, 5 February, 2016 at the Officers Mess, Accra.

The Deputy Defence Minister hinted that the 37 Military Hospital is the Base Hospital for the Ghana Armed Forces, a National Emergency and Disaster Hospital and a Level 4 Hospital for the United Nations deployment in West Africa and also serves as a referral centre for many hospitals within and beyond the borders of Ghana.

He congratulated the Commander of 37 Military Hospital, Brig Gen Ralph Ametepi and all staff of the facility for the dedication and hard work over the years especially during the fire and flood disaster and the Doctors’ strike in 2015. He assured the staffs of the various measures that have been put in place to tackle the accommodation problems they are facing.

Awards were presented to some individuals, both officers and civilian officers who have worked hard over the years and some companies who have worked closely with the facility such as Fraga Oil, Promasidor Ghana Limited, producers of Cowbell products, East Cantonment Pharmacy, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO).

Present to grace the occasion was the Director Medical Services, Brig Gen Alhassan, the Acting Commanding Officer of the facility, Col Christopher Agbeka, the former Commander of the facility, Brig Gen Kponyo (rtd), the former Commanding Officer of the facility Col Abban (rtd), some retired officers, Junior and Senior officers and their spouses.

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