From Vanguard Desk

The new incoming commander for Operation Vanguard – Colonel (Col) Francis Sasu, has arrived at Vanguard Task Force Headquarters in Obuasi, to acquaint himself on the activities of Operation Vanguard area of responsibilities.

Accompanied by the outgoing commander, Col William Nii Nortey, on Thursday 9, January 2020, both Senior Officers were received by the Chief Operation Officer – Lieutenant (Lt Col) CB Baapuuroh, the Officer Commanding (OC) Ashanti Forward Operating Base (FOB) – Captain (Capt) AD Kabenla, other officers and the Regimental Sergeant Major, WOI Fiatuxo Dotse.

After initial welcome pleasantries, Col Sasu toured the Joint Task Force (JTF) Headquarters, the Vanguard Medical Aid Post and all the living accommodation of the troops, to have a firsthand information about the possible challenges the troops face.

At Western FOB where he had earlier visited, Col Sasu, in a short durbar admonished the troops to maintain high level of professionalism and discipline, in the conduct of their legitimate operations.

The new commander entreated troops to see their duty as a national call and give off their best, abide by the Joint Task Force mandate, to help stem out the menace of illegal mining, further assuring troops that command recognizes their challenges, hence frantic efforts were underway to address them.

Col Sasu however cautioned both commanders and troops, to adhere to the new directives on searching culprits, to avoid being subjects of accusations and investigations of theft.


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