Iddi Yire, GNA
Accra, Aug. 20, GNA – The Ghana Armed Forces
Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) has honoured General Joshua Hamidu (rtd), by
naming an auditorium after him.
The honour was in recognition of his immense
contributions in the establishment of the College.
The College was established with the mandate
to train officers of the Ghana Armed Forces and allied officers of Africa in
command and staff responsibility- with Gen Hamidu as the first Commandant.
The auditorium, now known as the Hamidu
Hall, was built with the support of the government through the Ghana Education
Trust Fund (GETFund) during the leadership of Major General Kwesi Yankson as
The commissioning event, which coincided
with the College’s Joint Graduation ceremony of Course 37 and Master of Science
in Defence and International Politics programme was attended by Vice President
Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, Mr Benjamin Bewa-Nyog Kombour, Defence
Minister; Major General Obed Boamah Akwa, Chief of the Army Staff; Rear Admiral
Seth Amoama, GAFCSC Commandant; and Professor Franklyn A. Manu, Reactor of the
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)
Rear Admiral Amoama hailed General Hamidu
for his excellent contributions towards the establishment of the College and in
the Ghana Armed Forces.
He announced that the College was currently
implementing the GETFund Budget allocations for the construction of a 50-unit
student hostel project.
He said phase one of the project
comprising18 suites was about 80 per cent ready and was expected to be completed
by the close of this year.
He said they were hopeful that the whole
project would be completed as scheduled so that the College could increase the
intakes and roll out other programmes.
He also announced that work had begun on the
renovation and expansion of the College’s dining hall and kitchen complex.
An elated General Hamidu expressed his
gratitude to the Armed Forces High Command and the College for the honour done
At the same event, Prof Manu, who would be
retiring as Rector of GIMPA at the end of September was also honoured for his
huge contributions in the College’s mentoring by GIMPA.