The Ghana Military Academy has held a graduation religious service for Regular Career Course Intake 59 and Short Service Commission and Special Duties intake 57 on Sunday 13 October 2019 at the Officer Cadet Mess at Whistler Barracks in Teshie.
The guest of honour, Air Commodore Jacob Nii Anum Ashrifie stated that Armed Forces has over the years live up to expectation despite the numerous material and manpower challenges.
He said that, the military as an honourable institution requires of them loyalty, hard work and dedication to duty and if they strive to live up to the motto of the Ghana Military Academy which is “Service, Devotion and Sacrifice” will not be found wanting.
He encouraged them to endeavor to discharge their duties with professionalism and impartiality, showing empathy where necessary so that they can live to realize their dream of becoming a fine and respected officer.
Air Commodore Ashrifie reiterated that the task and responsibilities that awaits the graduating cadets are enormous and therefore used the occasion to challenge families, friends and loved ones of the cadets to continue to pray for them and commit their lives and work into the care of God as a lot will be expected of them to carry out their duties diligently and professionally without fear or favour.
In his sermon under the theme “Prepared to lead and Serve”, the officiating clergy, Major Frank Agyemang charged the graduating cadets to protect the glory of leadership God has entrusted into their hands and also desist from negative activities that will bring disrepute to their noble profession.
He said it is the duty of the graduating cadets to make sure that they create an enabling environment for their subordinates to draw closer to them, maintain the status quo and be willing to maintain and improve upon the quality of discipline and leadership of the Armed Forces.
Awards were presented to cadets who performed credibly throughout their training. Senior Cadet Agyeman S Glenda from RCC 59 and Senior Cadet Addai Asibge Edith from the SSC/SD 57 received the Most Improved Cadet Award. Junior Under Officer Sarpong Akuoku won the best in physical training and the most fittest male cadet award went to Senior Cadet Asare Stephen. Cadet Sergeant Baah Asamoah Mary received the fittest female cadet award, the commandant’s prize award, best female cadet SSC/SD 57 award and the best female shot award. Senior Cadet Mensah Andy also received the best male shot award.