6 April 2018. The Command chalk of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Ghanbatt 5 led by Lt Col Andrews Kofi Oduah has returned safely to Ghana upon completion of their one year tour of duty.
The contingent on arrival were met at the Kotoka International Airport by the Director Army Peackeeping Operations (DAPKOP), Col F Anemana on Friday 6 April, 2018 and proceeded to the 5 Battalion of Infantry Parade Square to observe the Mission’s Accomplishment Parade.
In his remarks, the Review Officer, Brig Gen Stanley Brian Alloh, commended the gallant men for exhibiting a high sense of professionalism and dedication in carrying out their duties in the mission area.
He added that since their deployment last year, the Military High Command had followed with keen interest the remarkable exploits and extensive operations conducted by the battalion within the hostile area of responsibility.
Brig Gen Alloh noted that, Command was equally aware of the difficult ground conditions and operational challenges within which they had to operate nonetheless they executed their task with utmost commitment. He urged troops to bring to bear the rich experience acquired during their tour to ultimately improve work output and productivity.
He reminded troops of the numerous internal operations and when deployed, High Command expects nothing short of professional excellence in the performance of these duties.
Citations read on behalf of the CDS and COAS by DAKOP were later presented to Lt Col Andrews Oduah. This signified the Ghanbatt’s gallantry in the quest for peace in South Sudan.