United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Major General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana as Chief Military Observer and Head of Mission for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).
Major General Sakyi succeeds Major General Young-Bum Choi of the Republic of Korea, who completed his two-year assignment on 16 June 2014. The Secretary-General is grateful for his contribution to United Nations Peacekeeping.
With more than 35 years of military command and staff experience at national and international levels, Major General Sakyi served most recently as Force Commander for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. He has held command and staff positions in the Ghana Armed Forces including Assistant Commandant of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Junior Division and Commander of the Army Combat Training School.
His peacekeeping experience includes Abidjan Sector Commander of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire from 2008 to 2009 and Commander of the Ghana contingent in four UN and two ECOWAS peacekeeping operations.
Major General Sakyi has a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Public Administration and is a graduate of the Command and Staff College, Accra, Ghana; the Army High Command Course, Army Command College, Nanjing, China; and the ECOWAS Senior Mission Leaders Course, Abuja, Nigeria.
Born in Ghana in 1954, he has three children.
1 July 2014
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