The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), Maj Gen Thomas Oppong-Peprah, on behalf of the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral S Amoama, superintended over the graduation of 8 Special Boat Squadron Operatives at the Ghana Navy Training Command, Nutekpor on Thursday 15 September 2022. The graduation was the maiden indigenous Basic Operative Capability Course for the Ghana Navy Special Boat Squadron.

The COAS commended the current and past leadership of the Ghana Navy and the government of Ghana for the establishment of the Special Boat Squadron, which he indicated aligns with the needs of contemporary militaries. He further stated that Special Forces constitute a critical part of the military instrument for the conduct of high precision operations in the defence of vital national interests. He emphasised that this capacity would further the ability of the Ghana Navy to combat the complex maritime threats and crimes in the defence of Ghana.

Maj Gen Thomas Oppong-Peprah praised the resilience and fortitude of the eight successful candidates. He urged them to always uphold the highest standard of professionalism in their craft. He thanked the Danish and American governments for their invaluable partnership and support that made the conduct of the training successful.

Present at the ceremony were the Danish Ambassador to Ghana, His Excellency Tom Norring, the Member of Parliament for South Tongu, Hon WK Wayome and the Acting Chief of the Air Staff, Air Cdre J Mensah-Larkai.