By S/Lt Ezekiel Ako, South Sudan

Two Battalions of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) GHANBATTs 6 and 7, in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have successfully handed and taken over their mandates at that theater, in pursuit of global peace and the wellbeing of humanity.

The Commanding Officer (CO) of UNMISS GHANBATT 7, Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Antwi Awuah Darkwa, on 28 March, 2019, took over command from CO of GHANBATT 6, Lt Col Albert Sison Ogaja, at the GHANBATT Headquarters at Unity State, Bentiu in South Sudan.

Handing over command, Lt Col AS Ogaja expressed gratitude to God and all troops under his command, for successfully completing his tour of duty and the execution of the Battalion’s mandate, as he entreated the troops of GHANBATT 7 to rise up to the challenge to achieve and contribute positively to the course of the mission.

Lt Col AA Darkwa congratulated and expressed his gratitude to the CO, officers and men of GHANBATT 6 for their commitment to the Mission of the GHANBATT, intimating that, GHANBATT 7 will continue to ensure that the flag of Ghana flies aloft.

The Sector North Commander/CONTICO (Contingent Commander), Brigadier General (Brig Gen) JK Akou-Adjei, presided over the occasion and in a short speech, advised Officers and men of GHANBATT 7, to open up their hearts and minds and work for success of the Mission, urging all to learn and build the requisite professional capacity needed for the future, especially in an international environment.

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