Tamale (N/R), Oct. 25, GNA – Lieutenant
Colonel Benjamin Boamah, an Infantry Officer, has taken over the Command of the
Six Infantry Battalion of the Ghana Armed Forces at the Kamina Barracks,
Lt Col Boamah who, until his appointment, was
the Directing Staff and General Staff Officer Grade One at the Army Combat
Training School, took over from Lt Col William Adarkwa Kwabiah, who served four
years in that position, and has now been posted to the General Headquarters of
the Ghana Armed Forces.
A contingent of officers from the Kamina
Barracks held a change of command parade and pull-out ceremony on Wednesday in
line with military custom to bid Lt Col Kwabiah farewell.
Lt Col Kwabiah called for collaboration
between the Army and the Police in the Region and urged them to work together
in the interest of the public to ensure that peace prevailed.
He urged traditional leaders and the citizens
in the Region to cooperate with and support the Military in its activities and
help protect the military land from encroachment.
He advised the new Commanding Officer to stand
firm in all situations, discharge his duties professionally and use the
available resources to stand against social vices that interrupted
institutional progress and national development.
Lt Col Boamah, the newly inducted Commanding
Officer, in his acceptance speech, said there was a lot of work to be done but
assured that he was prepared to act diligently to improve the lot of the Unit.
He gave the assurance of an effective
collaboration with the Police in the Region to ensure security and peace and
called for public support in the discharge of their duties.
Mr Salifu Saeed, The Northern Regional
Minister, commended Lt. Kwabiah for the professionalism he exhibited during his
tenure and wished him well in his future endeavours.
He called on Lt. Col Boamah to work hard to
move the Unit forward and urged the public to give him the support to make his
work a success.