25 January 2019. The Ghana Army Headquarters has held its 2018 end of year West Africa Soldiers Social Activity (WASSA) on Friday 25 January 2019 at the Headquarters (HQ), Burma Camp.
WASSA is an annual occasion which provides personnel the opportunity to reflect on past activities and improve for a better year ahead creating an avenue for interaction and fun.
Chief Staff Officer (CSO), Ghana Army, Brigadier General Amoah Ayisi on behalf of the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), Major Gen A Ayamdo, expressed his appreciation for the good work done despite the challenges in 2018. “The Ghana Army played its constitutional role by supporting civil authorities in maintaining law and order and assisting in the nation’s development by engaging in a number of local operations”, he stated.
He commended the various contingents and individual Staff that represented the Ghana Army and country at large in various capacities and for continuously lifting the flag of Ghana high whiles serving with the United Nations with a sense of commitment.
Brig Gen Amoah Ayisi announced that as part of the major developments that were achieved within the year, the upgrading of the Headquarters’ Operations (Ops) Room the new headquarters office, construction of the three newly-built classroom block at Armed Forces Recruit Training School, a washing bay and medical care post to cater for minor medical needs were highly appreciable.
He further expressed his gratitude to the Minister for Defence, Honourable Dominic Nitiwul for his seasonal support and to the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Lt Gen OB Akwa, other Sister Security Services, Departments and Directorates of the General HQ for their level of cooperation.
Brig Gen Amoah Ayisi encouraged all to maintain the same zeal and hard work into 2019 with a united front to achieve a common goal.
Guest of Honour, Brigadier General K Oppong-Otchere (Rtd), in his address acknowledged that the Ghana Army has played a good role at all fronts for a stable national environment for peace and development. He reaffirmed his satisfaction in the efforts of the Ghana Army in International Peace Support Operations which had given a positive image to Ghana.
Awards were given to hardworking and dedicated personnel of the Ghana Army. Mr Bawa Agbede received the Best Male Civilian Employee whiles Mrs Comfort Asante was awarded the Best Female Civilian Employee. Awards were also given to the Senior Magajia; Mrs Janet Kuwi, Hajia Rukaya Tamboro, Mrs Sowatey Vida and Mrs Lydia Asare from the Alpha, Bravo and Charlie Companies respectively.
The Army Central Band and “Professor DDT Tiger” climaxed the occasion with some performances.
Dignitaries present were the Chief of Staff at the General Headquarters, Service Chiefs, Director Generals, Senior Officers, Directors, Commanding Officers, Officers, and Civilian Employees.