New commanding officer for 66 Artillery Regiment


Lieutenant Colonel Selom Kwasi Amengor has taken over as the Commanding Officer of the 66 Artillery Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces in Ho.

He took over from Colonel Wekite Abase Seidu, who served the unit for four-and-a-half years.

Last Friday, Lt Col Amengor was presented with the Regimental Colours of the unit to signify the transfer of authority to him, and the Volta Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, inspected an infantry parade as part of the handover ceremony at the Volta Barracks.

Colonel Seidu, in a speech, described Lt Col Amengor, affectionately called “Ranger”, as a very good, calm and experienced officer who was dedicated to his work.

He was optimistic that Lt Col Amengor’s performance would be outstanding by the end of his tenure in office.

 
Operations
Colonel Seidu said the unit would continue to perform its duties effectively by supporting the efforts of the police to combat crime under ‘Operation Calm Life’ and provide troops for peace support in all disputed areas, such as ‘Operation Ahodwo I & II’ in Alavanyo/Nkonya and Kpassa areas.

He further said troops would be provided for peace support under ‘Operation GonGong’, security at the Bank of Ghana building in Hohoe under ‘Operation Safe’ in the region and patrols around Peki/Tsito, Dededo and Anloga, and added that they would work closely with the Forestry Department under ‘Operation Halt’.

He expressed appreciation to all officers, men and women, departmental heads and, more especially, the regional minister for their immense contribution to his success.

He called on them to extend same co-operation and hard work to Lt Col Amengor, and further asked the officers to take pride in their job and serve the country with loyalty.

 
Profile of new commander 
Lt Colonel Amengor was commissioned at the Ghana Military Academy into the Artillery Corps in 1995. He is said to have  completed all mandatory professional military courses commensurate with his rank.

In terms of peacekeeping experience, Lt Col Amengor has served in various appointments such as Platoon Commander-ECOMOG GHANBATT 11 in Liberia, UNIFIL GHANBATTs 47 and 53 in Lebanon, as well as Deputy Commanding Officer-MONUSCO GHANBATT 4, in DR Congo. 

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