The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), Maj Gen William Azure Ayamdo has called on personnel to protect the status of Ghana as the beacon of peace in Africa.
He charged personnel of Southern Command to uphold the standard set so far and endeavour to maintain peace in Ghana. He stated that the Ghana Army would not allow disgruntled elements to violate with impunity the territorial integrity of the country, therefore personnel must uphold their professionalism at all times.
He made these call during the climax of Headquarters Southern Command West African Soldiers Social Activities (WASSA) on Thursday 17 January 2020.
COAS congratulated Command and personnel for the high performance exhibited in operations and exercises. This he related to the hard work and numerous training activities the Command undertook in 2019. He further applauded Southern Command for the sterling contribution towards a peaceful District Assembly election last year.
General Officer Commanding (GOC) Southern Command, Brig Gen Abraham Yeboah Nsiah, on his part charged personnel to be ready to defend the territorial integrity of the country even at the peril of their lives. He urged Units and personnel under Command to prepare for the task and challenges ahead as the country approaches this year’s general elections. GOC expressed appreciation to personnel for their dedication to duty which had won them the commendation from COAS, and admonished them to eschew acts of impunity.
The event was graced by the Service Chiefs, some Chiefs of the Teshie Traditional area and senior officers.