2 November 2018. A pulling out ceremony has been held for Colonel (Col) Emmanuel Opare Nyante, the outgone Commanding Officer of the 2 Infantry Battalion after handing over the mantle of leadership of the Unit to Lieutenant Col (Lt Col) Abass Atuluk on Friday, 2 November 2018.
The General Officer Commanding, Southern Command, Brigadier General Thomas Oppong-Peprah, the Guest of Honour for the occasion, described Col Nyante as a hard working and dedicated Commanding Officer who built a legacy among the men under his command.
The Guest of Honour, Brig Gen Oppong-Peprah charged the incoming CO to pursue all efforts of sustaining a successful conduct of internal security operations and excellence in Unit traditions and commitments.
As part of his achievements, the outgone CO, Col Opare Nyante installed CCTV cameras at vantage points within the barracks to enhance security and also collaborated with the University of Cape Coast to run a Military Geospatial Engineering Course aimed at sharpening the map reading skills of troops to produce modern maps of the various areas where they operate.
He constructed the unit cookhouse, boreholes, Akwa Complex with an adjoining solar car park, a mini 3D auditorium to help in boosting mess life and enhancing civil military relations in the Command.
The Unit’s oil palm plantation saw expansion by 77 acres under his Command and was named, the “NYANTE EXTENSION”. He also provided free unlimited internet (Wi-Fi) for troops and produced sets of sports kits for Civilian employees, troops and their spouses.
Before his appointment as Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, Col Nyante was the Command Operations Officer at the Headquarters Southern Command. His new appointment as a Course Director Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre would be to train personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces and sister Security Services, Civil Institutions and members of some international bodies.
The outgone CO urged his successor, Lt Col Abass Atuluk to follow in the steps of previous Commanding Officers who have set the highest standards of leadership, military professionalism and e’spirit de corps.
He appreciated the efforts of all corporate partners and individuals especially Mr Andoh of Midwest Construction Company who is a sole sponsor of a 24 Unit 3 bedroom accommodation project and Mr Victor Gadri, who had pledged to build a new 2-storey accommodation unit for the Commanding Officer.