The mortal remains of the late Chief Petty Officer First Class (CPOI) Azika Jacqueline have been laid to rest on Saturday 13 June 2020 at Navrongo in the Upper East Region.
Late Chief Azika Jacqueline died on Sunday 26 April 2020 at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital after a short illness. She was born on Sunday 28 September 1975 to Mr Patrick Azika and late Mrs Christiana Azika of the Azika-Amalba clan in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region.
She was recruited into the Ghana Armed Forces on 28 June 1999 and drafted into the Navy Trade Training School (NTTS) in Takoradi as the first female photographer in the Ghana Navy. The late CPOI Azika Jacqueline was later posted to the Directorate of Public Relations (GHQ (PR)) on 15 January 2004 as a Professional Photographer.
Having performed excellently in all her courses, late Chief Azika Jacqueline rose through the ranks and was promoted to the high rank of Chief Petty Officer First Class (CPO1) on 2 January 2020.
As part of the decentralisation of GHQ(PR), late CPOI Azika Jacqueline was among the first group of photographers and reporters deployed at 2 Garrison Public Relations Detachment in Takoradi in 2011. With loyalty, dedication and work, she rose through the ranks to become the Photographer In-Charge of the Detachment until her demise.
The late CPOI Azika Jacqueline was an affable, generous, disciplined senior rating. Above all, she was a devoted hard worker and professional in all her endeavors.
Rev Fr Lt B Danso (Chaplain, Airborne Force (ABF), and Tamale) and Rev Fr Eric Elliason (Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church) delivered a sermon at the burial. They admonished families and mourners gathered to worship the Creator whilst they lived to earn a place in the bosom of the Lord.
She was given a military burial and honoured with a 3-gun salute. GHQ (PR), GAF, family, loved ones and friends would forever miss her.
May she find her balance in spiritual realms!!!