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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.

Press Release

The Ghana Armed Forces Medical Services (GAFMS) will hold the Matriculation/Opening Ceremony for Trainees of the Emergency Medical Technicians Programme on Wednesday 12 August 2015 at 0900 hrs at the WO’s and Sgts Mess.
It would be most appreciated if you could provide coverage for the ceremony.


Lieutenant Commander
Deputy Director (Information and Press Relations)
for Acting Director Public Relations

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.


Deputy Director Information and Press Relations
for Acting Director Public Relations

Defence Minister’s Eid-Ul-Adha Message

In the name of Allah the most gracious ever merciful.  Today Muslims all over the world are celebrating Eidul-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, which remembers Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his only son to Allah’s request. I wish on behalf of the Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces and the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, the Ministry of Defence, the Chief of the Defence Staff, Service Chiefs, Officers, Men/Women and Civilian employees of the Ghana Armed Forces, to congratulate and extend my warmest felicitations to all Muslims and their families in the Ghana Armed Forces.

The exceptional quality of selflessness displayed by Abraham, and his obedience to Allah was rewarded by Allah allowing him to sacrifice a ram instead of his son. On this occasion, whilst we celebrate this feast we should rekindle in ourselves the sense of sacrifice for one another and for the common good of the nation. This symbolic sacrifice should imbue in us a genuine virtue of effective devotion, honest dedication and closeness to Allah throughout our future endeavours.

In our prayers, let us renew our commitment to the pursuit of internal and international peace and remember our comrades deployed all over the world, who are making modest contributions to the sustenance of world peace and security. Let us be each other’s keeper, care for our neighbours and let the spirit of love be our guiding principle.

Let us revive the spirit of sharing and sacrifice in our moments of joy, and renew our commitments to the virtue of loyalty and professionalism, self-discipline and steadfastness to serve as a beacon of hope for our nation.

Finally, may Allah grant us all his abundant grace now and always; to him goes all the gratitude and thanks.

Chief of the Defence Staff’s Eid-Ul-Adha Message

In the name of the Almighty Allah, the most Gracious and the Most Merciful, I greet you all my beloved Muslim brothers and sisters once again on the feast of sacrifice, Eid-ul-Adha.  This occasion once again reminds us of the selflessness and humbleness demonstrated by Prophet Abraham, when he willingly obeyed God by accepting to sacrifice his only son to God.  The lessons of this important ritual should never be lost on us as professional soldiers who have sworn the oath of service to the Nation.   On this solemn and special occasion I extend my best felicitation to our Muslim comrade officers, men, women, civilian employees and families.

On this special feast, I consider it very important to draw your attention to the fact that as Muslims in uniform, it is a spiritual obligation on you to continue upholding the virtues of Prophet Abraham for which it should resonate in your professional and spiritual lives.  In this regard, I entreat you to remain loyal to authority and the nation, as Prophet Abraham demonstrated to the Almighty Allah.  It is very important to note that as professionals, Allah appreciates your personal sacrifices and your pledge to obey even at the peril of your life.  I am happy to note that all of you continue to demonstrate your resolve to pay the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation and to promote international peace.

As you all join the global Muslim community to celebrate this special Eid, remember to thank the Almighty Allah for helping the country enjoy the unity and peace during our difficult times.  Let the Eid strengthen your resolve to stay alert to the principles of professional service which are in tandem with your spiritual aspirations.  You are also encouraged to say a prayer for the souls of our compatriots who sacrificed their lives serving the colours.   As the sunset, let us all in a sober moment remember them. Also, let us not forget in prayer, our colleagues currently engaged in Peace Support Operations the world over.

For our Muslim brethrens on external operations, I can appreciate how you miss celebrating such as occasion with our family back home.  However, remember these are some of the sacrifices you need to make as service personnel for the sake of contributing to international peace security.  I want to assure you that command will continue to support you spiritually and physically in all your sacrifices.  Together let us all take this opportunity to renew our commitment to our own internal and international peace, in order to make the world a better place for generations unborn.  To achieve this, let us all continue to demonstrate the spirit of love, togetherness and esprit-de-corp, for in unity we will prevail.

Finally, it is my humble wish that the Almighty Allah grants us internal grace and the fortitude to live in peace with our comrades.  Remember to enjoy the perild in modesty.  Barka Dassallah, Afi oo Afi, Afehyia Pa.    

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