By Capt Nathanael Asamoah, Tamale

The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Obed Boamah Akwa has joined troops of 6 Garrison to worship during their Mid-Year Religious Parade held at Air Force Base, Tamale, as part of activities lined up during his three day operational visit to the Garrison.

The Religious Parade took place on Sunday 16th June 2019 and in his address to the troops, General Akwa expressed his appreciation to the Command, officers, men, women and civilian employees of the garrison for their outstanding performance in the northern sector, despite the difficult nature of the operational area.

Lt Gen Akwa further commended the Garrison for their role in the success of the road map to peace in Dagbon and the historic 62nd Independence Day national celebrations which was held in Tamale, after being moved from the Black Star Square, Accra, for the first time.

He stated that even though lack of logistics was a major challenge to the Operations and Unit Admin, High Command was working assiduously in providing requisite resources to help improve Operations, personnel welfare and accommodation shortfalls.

Gen Akwa strongly noted that one of the most glaring security threat to Ghana now is the rise in terrorist activities in neighbouring countries, especially along the borders with Burkina Faso, which should not be treated lightly.

CDS Gen Akwa called on all to be vigilant and cooperate with other security services to help protect Mother Ghana, thanking the families, civilian employees and civil partners for supporting the troops and the Clergy for the conduct of the religious parade.

In attendance were the Director-General Logistics – Brigadier General Osei-Wusu and some members of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC).

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