The mortal remains of the late Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Sowatey (Rtd), has been laid to rest at the new military ceremetary, Burma Camp on Friday October 4 2019, after a church service at the Methodist Presbyterian Church, Teshie Camp.
The late Lt Col Sowatey (Rtd) attended the Asikasu Methodist Middle School in the Ashanti Region and proceeded to Sekendi College in the Western Region where he obtained the West African School Certificate Grade II in 1963.
Thereafter, he enlisted into the Ghana Military Academy (GMA) as part of Regular Career Course Intake 7 and commissioned with Intake 8 on 16 October 1966. He was posted to 4 Battalion of Infantry, Michel Camp as a Platoon Commander till January 1969 when he was posted to the Armed Forces Training Centre, Junior Leaders’ Company as a Platoon Commander.
Lt Col Nick Sowatey assumed responsibility as the Acting Second-in-Command of 2 Battalion of Infantry, Takoradi from February 1980 to January 1981 and later posted to the Headquarters of the Support Services Brigade as the General Staff Officer Grade I.
He travelled as a Military Observer with the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia from May 1992 to June 1993.
Lt Col Sowatey (Rtd) served in GHANBATT 9 as a Company Commander with the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF); from March to October 1978 in Sinai. He also served with GHANBATT 22 of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon as the Operations Officer from November 1983 to July 1984. He retired from the Ghana Armed Forces in May 1994. He left behind a wife and 6 children.
Present were the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Lieutenant General Obed Baomah Akwa, Commandant, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Maj Gen Francis Ofori, Commandant, Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), Rear Admiral Moses Beick-Baffour and other Senior Military Officers both serving and retired.