By S/Lt Ezekiel Ako, Press Information Officer
As part of her official visit to South Sudan, Ghana’s Ambassador to Ethiopia – Her Excellency (HE) Nana Ama Adomaa Twum-Amoah, has cut the sod for the construction of the Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) OB Akwa Multi-Purpose Welfare Centre, at the Battalion Headquarters of the United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS) Ghana Battalion 7 (GHANBATT 7).
The Ambassador, who was on a working visit, on Wednesday 9 October, 2019, familiarized herself with operations of the Battalion in South Sudan, and also presented two 52 inches Television Sets to GHANBATT 7 and the Ghana Formed Police Unit (GHANFPU), assuring them of government’s commitment to their cause.
At the GHANBATT Headquarters, she was updated on the operations, administration and logistics state of the Battalion and the GHANFPU, also deployed in South Sudan by the Commanding Officer, Lt Col Antwi Awua-Darkwa and his staff officers.
At a joint durbar held with GHANFPU, HE Twum-Amoah congratulated both GHANBATT and GHANFPU, for the good work being done and stated that, the units’ contributions to the peace of South Sudan is recognized by the government and the units respective higher Commands.
HE Twum-Amoah further stressed on the need for all troops of both battalions to continue exhibiting professional standards, as they also serve as emissaries of Ghana, advising the troops to eschew any unprofessional conduct, which would stain the esteemed name of Ghana.
HE Twum-Amoah expressed pleasure that no case of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) was recorded and lauded the efforts of the female soldiers, for their contributions to the success of the mission, with professionalism.
The military and Police troops, expressed their gratitude to the ambassador for being the first to visit troops in Bentiu, South Sudan, since Peace Support Operations started in South Sudan.
The ambassador was accompanied by the Defence Attaché to Ethiopia, Brigadier General Kwaku Asamoah-Yeboah and other staff of the Ghanaian Embassy in Ethiopia.