By Kofi Ampeah-Woode, Kpeshie Ridge

The Southern Command (S/COMD), a formation of the Ghana Army, has held its end of year get together, in the form of West African Soldier Social Activities (WASSA), with a call by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), to all soldiers, to shed any thought or belief in Juju, Voodoo or occult practices, for positive advancement in life.

Speaking as the Guest of Honour at the ‘Tarantulas’ WASSA on Thursday, 16th January, 2020, the Ranger admonished soldiers to rather keep strong religious faith, love one’s neighbour, trust and obey set authority, to keep close friendships and to stand up for loved ones, saying “avoiding these would not help you”.

General Ayamdo admonished SCOMD to endeavour to maintain and to even make better whatever helped them to perform outstandingly in 2019, in order to maintain peace and security within the territorial borders of the country and to uphold the formation’s Quarterly Religious parades.

The General Officer Commanding (GOC), SCOMD – Brigadier General (Brig Gen) Abraham Yeboah Nsiah, urged his charges to be mindful of the Command’s calendar for 2020 and to prepare physically and mentally towards it.

General Yeboah Nsiah further urged officers, men and women of his formation, to put up their professional best, in keeping the peace towards the 2020 national general elections.

There was a contest for blindfolded stripping and assembling and Battle Order (Dressing Competition), which was won by Corporal Voegborlo of First Battalion of Infantry (1Bn) winning with a time of 4 minutes, 23 seconds, Corporal Peter Nyonyo placing 2nd with 5:07 minutes and Corporal Fred Ofori placing 3rd with 5:18 minutes.

In the awards, Miss Diana Sackey, Lance Corporal Steven Frimpong and Sergeant Michael Gomado, won the honours.

Dignitaries present included the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) – Rear Admiral (R/Adm) Seth Amoama, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) – Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Frank Hanson, amongst many.

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