By Capt Nathanael Asamoah
The Ghana Battalion (GHANBATT) 86, currently serving for peace under the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has extended their medical services to the community of Ramia, in Southern Lebanon.
The gesture formed part of activities outlined to mark Ghana Army Week celebration, in the mission area, and coincided with the routine monthly medical outreach programme, which is in line with the battalion’s Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) efforts.
A team of medical personnel from the battalion’s Level I Hospital setup at the Ramia Community Clinic to provide medical services to the people.
There was the assurance that GHANBATT would continue to support Ramia and other communities within their area of operation.
The battalion also organised an inter-company fun games, on Saturday, 28 September, at the Headquarters in Al-Qawzah, where troops competed in various sporting disciplines, which was aimed at exercising, enhancing team spirit and keeping fit, while having fun.
This was followed by an all ranks dance during which troops, who distinguished themselves in the discharge of their duties at their various companies in the month of September, were given awards, in order to encourage hard work.
A Non-denominational Thanksgiving Religious Service, was also held on Sunday, 29 September, 2019, at the battalion’s headquarters in Al- Qawzah, to climax events that marked the Army Week celebration.
The Chief Military Personnel Officer at the UNIFIL Headquarters, and the Ghanaian Contingent Commander – Colonel John Lawluvi, attended the service as the Guest of Honour.