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The Second Battalion Immortalises Late Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri

The late major General Francis Vib-Sanziri has been honoured in recognition of his immense contribution to the 2nd Infantry Battalion as he served as a Commanding Officer at the unit.

An unveiling ceremony was held at the Unit on Sunday 23 June 2019 as Part of a send-off Religious Parade for peacekeepers in South Lebanon.

Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri was the 28th Commanding Officer of the Second Battalion of Infantry from 2006 to 2009. He was one of the longest serving Commanding Officer’s of the Unit. Within a period of about 5 years in command, his immense contribution towards developing personnel and also uplifting Unit standards can be seen over a decade. 

His technical and aesthetical prowess contributed to the general beautification of the barracks.  His tenure saw the construction of the Unit’s famous “Tarantula monument” at the roundabout which was named after him. He was a selfless and professional officer who was dedicated to the unit and the entire Ghana Armed Forces.

The late Major General Vib-Sanziri passed on in Eilat, Israel on Friday 19 April 2019. He was the Ghanaian Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).  He will be buried on Friday 28 June 2019.