27 February 2019. The Veterans Administration Ghana (VAG) has held a ceremony to unveil the “Unknown Veteran Statue” at the Veterans Administration Ghana Headquarters in Accra on Wednesday 27 February 2019.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Minister for Defence and the Guest of Honour for the ceremony, Hon Dominic Nitiwul, acknowledged the invaluable contributions and sacrifices made by Ex-Servicemen and women in securing the peace and freedom that had been taken for granted.
He emphasised that if not for the sacrifice of Sergeant Adjetey, Corporal Attipoe, Private Odartey and their colleagues on that fateful day of 28 February 1948, the independence of Ghana would not have been achieved.
The Minister for Defence stated that government was fully aware of the challenges of veterans and was committed to addressing them as soon as possible adding that it would continue to adequately resource the Ghana Armed Forces.
The Minister entreated the Administration to take good care of the impressive monument for posterity as it serves as a symbolic feature in the scheme of affairs of Veterans.
Three wreaths were laid: the Minister for Defence, Hon Dominic Nitiwul laid a wreath on behalf of the Government and the people of Ghana, the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) Lt Gen OB Akwa, on behalf of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the last wreath was laid on behalf of the Veterans Administration Ghana by the Executive Chairman of VAG, Maj Gen Yaache (Rtd).