General News of Monday, 25 December 2017
Brigadier General Robert Offei Sackey (Rtd), Member of the National Security at the Office of the President has commended the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) for its good and dedicated work towards national security.
He said the sterling performance guaranteed a stable national environment, which created a congenial atmosphere for national peace and development.
‘’We acknowledge for your support during the 2016 elections to maintain peace, assisting the Forestry Commission to check degradation of our forest resources, fighting illegal mining and your sustained efforts in assisting to provide security in conflict areas like; Alavanyo-Nkonya and Dagbon’’, he said.
Brigadier General Sackey made the commendation when he participated in the 2017 end-of-year West African Security Services Association (WASSA) in Accra organised by the Army Headquarters for personnel of the Unit, family and friends to make merry and take stock of the year’s activities.
WASSA is an annual ceremony observed by all units of the Ghana Armed Forces to promote socialisation among military personnel, and to serve as an opportunity to take stock of the working year, to strategise for the coming year.
It is also an avenue for renewing camaraderie among officers, other ranks and the civilian, employees of the military.
The event, characterised by merry making, brought together service commanders, senior officers, commandants and officers.
He also commended the GAF for its participation in International Peace Support Operations, which he said had raised the image of Ghana high and urged them to improve its relationship with the civilian population.
Brigadier General Abraham Yeboah Nsiah, the Chief Staff Officer, Army Headquarters said the Ghana Army had participated in numerous internal security operations along sister security services which includes: operation vanguard operation calm life, sit down look and halt, all geared towards ensuring peace in the country.
He commended the troops on International Keeping for its wonderful performance in the operations and commended the government for its continuous support to the GAF to enable its undertake its duties effectively.
Madam Sheila Abbey was adjudged the best Female Civilian Employee of the year 2017 while Mr Kwesi Ambrose was adjudged as the best Male of the year 2017.