By Directorate of Public Relations, GAF
As part of activities of the 2019 Army Week Celebrations, the Ghana Army has held a cocktail reception to honour past Chiefs of the Defence Staff (Army) and Chiefs of the Amy Staff on Friday, 20 September 2019, at the Arakan Officers‘ Mess.
This was to provide the platform to officially inform the Generals, of the Army Week celebration, interact with them and, also to tap from their wealth of knowledge and experience.
The Chief of the Army Staff – Major General (Maj Gen) William Azure Ayamdo, was deeply honoured and humbled, to welcome all the distinguished Generals, to the event which was historical, and stated that it was a welcome invitation to reflect, share and enjoy the significance of the Army, with friends, family, military personnel and the entire nation.
The Guest of Honour – Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) BK Akafia (rtd) in his address, expressed his sincere gratitude for the honour done him and his colleague retired Generals, and mentioned that the Army Week, was a commendable initiative by High Command, to showcase the Army and its achievements over the years, and also to rekindle the spirit of togetherness amongst personnel.
Lt Gen Akafia (rtd) urged all personnel of GAF, to revive their commitment to their core values, and stated that it was imperative to remember at all times that, GAF thrives on time tested discipline, professionalism, integrity and loyalty, to the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
He further advised the dream of their forebears, whose toil, sacrifice and labour, they pride in today, can be realized if they take opportunity of such occasion to renew and uphold their noble ideals for the rest of the population to see members of the armed forces as a symbol of hope,
He congratulated all personnel of the Army and assured them that nothing should stop them from celebrating their past and present but ought to place some within the appropriate reflective perspective.
Dignitaries present were the Chief of the Defence Staff, former Chiefs of the Defence Staff, former Chiefs of the Army Staff, Service Chiefs, Formation Commanders, Directors-General and Senior Officers.