The 6 Garrison has held its Mid-Year Thanksgiving and Induction Religious Parade at the Air Force Base, Tamale, with a call on troops to challenge themselves and work assiduously towards impacting positively the local communities around them.
In his address during the ceremony on Sunday, June 24, 2018, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) Northern Command, Brig Gen Francis Ofori urged personnel to regard good civil-military relations as a force multiplier in the Ghana Armed Forces operations and endeavours.
“I charge the Base and Units to look critically at offering one service or the other to our less privileged brethren around us. We must endeavour to build public confidence around not only by our capacity to provide the conducive environment for law abiding citizens to go about their legitimate duties but also the other side of us, empathy and support for our compatriots”, he said.
The religious parade was held under the theme, ‘Thank The Lord For All His Goodness’ which witnessed the induction of the GOC and the Base Commander of the Air Force Base, Tamale, Group Capt Reginald Cole into their respective offices and to express the Garrison’s gratitude to God for his grace and guidance in 2018.
The GOC advised personnel to eschew bullying of young and new personnel. He urged senior personnel to instead teach, instruct and mentor those young ones thereby contributing to the improvement of junior leadership.
He hinted on the inauguration of a Garrison Guidance and Counseling Team headed by the senior chaplain to deal with welfare, morale, family issues, general wellbeing and upliftment of troops.
He lauded the performance of troops deployed on internal operations away from their families. He entreated troops to be dedicated to the job entrusted to them without any form of compromise.
Present at the ceremony were the Bishop of the Northern Diocese of the Methodist Church, Ghana, Rt Rev Dr Nathan Samwini, members of REGSEC and Senior Military Officers of the Garrison.