27 April 2018. The Ghana Military Academy (GMA) has held a graduation parade for Special Medical Intake 4 at the Addico Square, Military Academy and Training schools (MATS), Teshie on Friday, 27 April, 2018.
The ceremony saw a total of 114 officer cadets graduate from the academy. They were made up of doctors, nurses, pediatricians, nutritionists, laboratory technicians and other health professionals.
The Reviewing Officer, the Vice President, His Excellency, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, congratulated the officer cadets and expressed gratitude to the Military High Command for once again transforming these health professionals into military officers.
He noted, the goal of the training was to enhance the professional competence of the health professionals into the tradition of military discipline. He said he was glad to say that, this has set a direct bearing on the government’s agenda towards improving the health needs of the people of Ghana.
The Reviewing officer stated that our health needs were as important to our survival as our safety and security needs. We cannot afford to compromise on the health needs of our citizens. It was for this reason that the government intended to employ about 32,000 health professionals this year, he added.
“As I speak, government has cleared a substantial amount of debt and arrears of the National Health Insurance Policy’, he disclosed.
The Vice President therefore implored the officer cadets to serve with humility, devotion and respect for authority and the citizenery. He also congratulated them again for availing themselves to serve the country in the capacity of the military corps.
C/Sgt Essuman AS was awarded the Chief of the Defence Staff’s Award, C/Cpl Quartey JK took the Commandant’s prize and JUO Lanteka L took the best female award.