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Ghana Armed Forces
UNIFIL GHANBATT 81 DONATES TO NATIONAL CARDIOTHORACIC CENTER
Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

Ghanaian military peacekeepers who just returned from a six (6) month duty tour in Southern Lebanon after serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, (UNIFIL GHANBATT 81), donated an amount of Two Thousand US dollars ($2,000.00) to the National Cardiothoracic Center (NCTC) of the Korle- Bu Teaching Hospital on Tuesday, 07 July, 2015.

The Deputy Commanding Officer (DCO) of the Ghanbatt, Major Robert Sagoe who presented the cash on behalf of the Commanding officer (CO) Lt Col Joseph
Punamane said it was part of their social responsibility to support the National Cardiothoracic Center after returning home from Peacekeeping.

Dr Lawrence Serebour, Director of NCTC received the cash on behalf of the Centre and thanked UNIFIL Ghanbatt 81 for undertaking the humanitarian support to help the poor and needy patients of the Centre. He said the donation would go a long way to help the hospital and save lives of patients. Dr Serebour further acknowledged the good relationship between the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and NCTC and expressed the hope that this relationship and support will continue.

Present were: Maj BG Kumi-Woode, the Ghanbatt Chaplain, Maj MA Ampofo, the Ghanbatt Principal Nursing Officer, Lt NAD Dapaah the Ghanbatt Press Information Officer, SWO Ocran, the Ghanbatt Regimental Sergeant Major and some selected members of the Battalion.

Signed

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER MA LARBI
Deputy Director Information and Press Relations
for Acting Director Public Relations

 
Troops Urged to Maintain Equipment- Brig Gen Abdulai
News

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
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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.

 
2014 Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment-Second Batch
Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

2014 Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment-Second Batch

The second batch of shortlisted potential Army recruits are to report to the El-Wak sports stadium on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 at 0800 hours to start their medical
screening process.

The public is hereby informed that the Ghana Armed Forces is not doing any new recruitment.  Only potential recruits who were shortlisted to standby for medicals
are to report to the El-Walk sports stadium.

The Ghana Armed Forces once again takes this opportunity to remind the general public that nobody is to pay money or any form of inducement to any person
irrespective of his or her status in connection with our recruitment exercise.

The general public is to report any person who demands any form of payment from them to the Military Police or Civil Police

Signed

E AGGREY-QUASHIE
Lieutenant Colonel
Acting Director Public Relations

 
MP for East Ayawaso Donates to 37 Military Hospital
General News

12 January 2015.       The Member of Parliament (MP) for East Ayawaso, Hon Mahama Naser Toure has donated 20 security lights to 37 Military Hospital to enable the hospital to provide the best security systems for its clients and staff on Monday 12 January, 2015.

He explained that the lights were to provide good lighting systems which will promote good security measures and good services to the hospital.

He therefore appealed to the hospital to make good use of the security lights in order to render good health security services to clients and staff.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Commander of 37 Military Hospital, Brig Gen Ralph Kojo Ametepi, the Commanding Officer for the Hospital, Col Samuel Adjei expressed appreciation towards the kind gesture and commended the MP for the good act towards the hospital.

The CO further explained that the lights will be very beneficial to the hospital by adding beautifications apart from providing security, and promised that the lights will be used effectively to prolong its life span and make clients and staff more comfortable when walking around at night.

Among the delegation that followed the MP was the Assembly Man for Kanda Electoral Area Hon Abdul Basit Osumanu.

 
FAST TRACK INVESTIGATIONS INTO BRUTALITY BY SOLDIERS-BRIG GEN ADETI
News

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

 
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