In retrospective recognition of his outstanding bravery and selfless commitment in preventing the Rwandan Genocide from escalating to catastrophic dimensions, the Executive members of the Ghana Military Academy Intake 8 have honoured Major General Henry Kwame Anyidoho (Rtd) for his stouthearted effort.

This comes after Rwandan President, HE Paul Kagame’s recognition of his outstanding bravery while saving thousands of Rwandan lives at a time when the International community including the United Nations had withdrawn and abandoned Rwanda in the heat of the war, however Ghanaian troops under the command of Maj Gen Anyidoho, stayed.

Intake 8 presented a beautifully designed plague to him at the Veterans Administration Club on Wednesday 27 July 2022 in appreciation of General Anyidoho which reads: “Your colleagues of Ghana Military Academy intake VIII, in recognition of your outstanding performance as Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda. Your singular act of bravery and courage in maintaining the Ghanaian contingent in Rwanda when all other participants abandoned the mission prevented the Rwandan Genocide from escalating to catastrophic dimensions”.

Receiving the plague, Gen Anyidoho thanked the Executive members of Intake 8 most sincerely for the honour and shared some profound experiences and lessons learnt from the Rwandan Genocide with them.

It would be recalled that on Monday 4 July 2022, at a simple yet colourful ceremony in Kigali, President Paul Kagame expressed his gratitude by honouring retired Major Generals HK Anyidoho and JN Adinkrah for their outstanding bravery in saving thousands of lives during the Genocide of 1994.