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Ghana Armed Forces
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DEATH OF LATE LIEUTENANT COLONEL BLOOD-ADZRAKU
Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

Issued by the Public Relations Directorate, General Headquarters, Burma Camp, Accra
Tel: +233-302775665 Fax: +233-302772241 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Release No. 26 February 2012           


The Ghana Armed Forces, the Chief of the Defence Staff, the Veterans Administration of Ghana (VAG), the Directorate of Public Relations (DPR) of the Ghana Armed Forces and the entire Blood-Dzraku family regrets to announce the death of our beloved Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Hester Blood-Adzraku (rtd) which sad event occurred at the 37 Military Hospital on 23rd December 2012.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

a.    The body will be laid in state on Friday 1 March 2013 at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Hope Congregation, Sakumono at 09300 hours.

b.    Burial Service and internment in on Saturday 2 March 2013 at Have-Etoe in the Volta Region at 0900 hours.

c.    There will be a Memorial Service on Sunday 10 March 2013 at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Hope Congregation, Sakumono at 0930 hours.

All friends and loved ones are cordially invited to join in mourning our beloved Lt Col Jacob Hester Blood-Adzraku (rtd).


Signed

E ASSAN
Major
For Director Public Relations





 
BRITISH CDS CALLS ON GAF CDS
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Issued by the Public Relations Directorate, General Headquarters, Burma Camp, Accra
Tel: +233-302775665 Fax: +233-302772241  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    Release No.1 February 2013           

A seven-member delegation from the British Armed Forces led by the Chief of the Defence Staff, Gen Sir David Richards, called on the Chief of the Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Lt Gen Peter Augustine Blay in his office on Saturday 2 February 2012.

According to Gen Sir Richards, the visit was to strengthen the long standing relationship between the British Armed Forces and the Ghana Armed Forces. He said it was also for the British Armed Forces to see how best they could assist GAF, in terms of providing the needed training and equipment to deploy Ghana’s troops to assist in restoring peace and security in Mali.

Gen Sir Richards noted that the British Armed Forces would among other things provide air lift assistance to help in transporting Ghanaian troops to Mali. He added that they would be committing a transport aircraft to transport the troops. 

Lt Gen Blay, in his remarks, expressed his appreciation to Gen Sir Richards and the British Armed Forces in general for their unflinching support to GAF and Ghana as a whole.

Touching on Mali, Lt Gen Blay noted that Ghana would have loved to commit more troops to aid in restoring peace in the country but because of its commitment to other United Nations Peace Support Operations around the globe, Ghana could only deploy a limited number of troops.

He was very grateful to the British Armed Forces for opting to provide the required training and equipment, especially the transport aircraft, for the Ghanaian troops to deploy to Mali.

The British delegation later called on the President of the Republic of Ghana and Commander-in-Chief of GAF, HE John Dramani Mahama.

Members of the British delegation included Maj Gen Alex Storrie, Assistant CDS Military Strategy, Col Charlie Storrie, Chief of Staff, Permanent Joint Headquarters, Lt Col Tom Tugendhat, Military Assistant and Lt Col Ben Edwards.

The delegation was accompanied by the British High Commissioner to Ghana, HE Dr Peter Hayes and Lt Col Anton Gash, the UK Defence Attaché in Ghana.

Signed

E AGGREY-QUASHIE
Lieutenant Colonel
for Director Public Relations

 

 
GOC Southern Command Visits Accident Victim at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital
News

17 April 2014. The General Officer Commanding the Southern Command Brig Gen Samson Kwadwo Adeti has visited Ms. Vida Obeng who was accidentally shot at the Kasoa-Bodjiase road on 17 April 2014 when soldiers and Forestry Commission officers were on patrols.

In an attempt to stop the vehicle, the driver sped off forcing the soldiers to fire at the vehicle resulting in the bullet hitting Ms Vida Obeng who was passing by.

Brig Gen Adeti presented assorted items to the family of the victim and thanked the medical staff for giving a first class treatment to the victim.

Mrs. Elizabeth Obeng, mother of the victim received the items on behalf of the family and thanked GAF for the kind gesture   shown to the family after the incident.

Lt Col John Omare Ampadu, Commanding Officer of 5 Infantry Battalion and Lt Col Aggrey Quashie, Deputy Director Public Relations accompanied the team which visited Ms Vida Obeng.

 
Col Atintande Hands Over Baton to Lt Col Aggrey-Quashie
News

8 May 2014. Colonel M’Bawine Atintande, Director Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces has handed over command to Lt Col Eric Aggrey-Quashie on Thursday 8 May 2014.

In a brief ceremony that took place at the Directorate, Col Atintande expressed gratitude to all ranks and civilian employees of the Directorate for the immense support they offered him make his tenure a success.

A citation which was read to him by Maj Evelyn Asamoah on behalf of the entire Directorate enumerated the various activities he undertook to bring positive transformation to the Directorate.

Col Atintande spearheaded the promotion of GAF’s image through the establishment of a cordial relationship with the media and the general public both locally and internationally.  Under his astute leadership, the GAF Radio/Television Station was set up and awaiting to be commissioned.   As part of his vision, he re-organised and restructured the Directorate by creating the Training, Research and Education branch to cater for the training and research needs of the Directorate.

Col Atintande also created a Community Relations Branch as an outreach platform to handle all community relations issues in the Armed Forces.

He noted that there was still more work to be done and therefore urged everyone to upgrade his technical skills and know-how since the Directorate itself is a technical one.


He called for support from Officers, Men, Women and Civilian Employees for the newly appointed Acting Director, Lt Col Aggrey-Quashie for him to have a smooth administration.


Lt Col Aggrey-Quashie, the in-coming Acting Director, thanked the out-gone Director for his guidance and good mentorship and assured him that the standard if not raised, would not be lowered.

Col Atintande has been Director Public Relations from 8 July 2010 to 8 May 2014.



In another development, Mr Fred Kwasi Gbedzo, a civilian employee who served as a photographer with the Directorate who was also retiring after 37 years of service was also presented with a citation by the Director to testify his indefatigable nature and indispensable service rendered to the Directorate in particular and the GAF in general.

 
WARRIOR CLASS SHIPS ARRIVE SOON
Press Release

PRESS RELEASE
Issued by the Public Relations Directorate, General Headquarters, Burma Camp, Accra
Tel: +233-302775665 Fax: +233-302772241 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Release No.49    July 2012

The Ghana Navy on Friday, 29 June 2012 took delivery of two newly refitted naval vessels at a ceremony held at Neue Tadewerft, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.  This brings to seven the number of vessels acquired for the Ghana Navy in the last three years.  The two ships have been named after two distinguished warriors, Yaa Asantewaa and Naa Gbewaa.

The Minister for Defence, Lt Gen Joseph Henry Smith (rtd), assisted by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Rear Admiral M Quashie, received the Warrior Class vessels on behalf of Ghana.

In an address, Lt Gen Smith commended the Ghana Navy compliments of the ships, made up 14 officers and 56 ratings, for their hard work during their stay in Germany.  The Naval personnel were in Germany for familiarization training on the vessels.  He also congratulated the manufacturers for a good work done and asked the Ghana Navy and the Chief of the Naval Staff in particular to take very good care of the ships.

The vessels, GNS YAA ASANTEWAA and GNS NAA GBEWAA, have since set sail for Ghana and are expected to arrive home in a few weeks time.

Signed

E AGGREY-QUASHIE
Lieutenant Colonel
for Director Public Relations

 

 
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