The Ghana Army has held its end of year Army Officers dinner dance at the Arakan Mess, Burma Camp on Friday, 17 January 2020.
The dinner dance which has been a long military standing tradition which is aimed at bringing together senior and young officers, both serving and retired, spouses as well as civilian counterparts of the Ghana Army the opportunity to interact and reflect on 2019 whiles looking forward for a promising year 2020.
The Guest of Honour for the occasion Major General Richard Opoku-Adusei (Rtd) noted that, the military together with other security services had been very effective in discharging their duties. Notable amongst them are; Operation Calm life, Operation Gong-gong, Operation vanguard, among others to ensure peace and security.
He said, as astute Officers of the GAF, they should brace the odds to contain operational insurgencies standing across the spectrum of challenges such as communal violence, disaster and relief operations, environmental protection, anti-armed robbery and land guard duties among others.
He commended the GAF for its exploits in Internal Peace Support Operations (IPSO) and said the stirring had undoubtedly raised the image of the country and maintained a higher respect for the Ghana Army.
Major Gen Opoku-Adusei added that, “As we approach elections the military will be expected to ensure free, fair and well accepted elections.”
He urged all Senior Officers both serving and retired of the GAF to use their rich experience at the disposal of the young officers and pass on the rich military traditions to strengthen the military professionalism.
He said, the young officers were the future of the military thus they learn from their superiors in order to be able to maintain the standards of GAF capable of administering mandated roles effectively towards a peaceful Ghana.