The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt Gen Obed Boamah Akwa on behalf of the Ministry of Defence has extended his condolences to the German Embassy in Ghana for the demise of Lt Col Martin Wagner, a former leader of German Armed Forces Technical Advisory Group in Ghana on Tuesday 28 July 2020.

The CDS led a delegation of Service Chiefs and Senior Officers to the German Embassy to express heartfelt consolation from the Minister for Defence, Hon Dominic Nitiwul to the family and the German Armed Forces and pledged the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) support to assist them in this bewailing period.

 Eulogising the Senior Officer, the CDS said the late officer, after taking over from Lt Col Kuuns in 2017 was the brain behind the building of an accommodation facility for the Engineers Training School, the construction of Modern Gas Wielding Workshop for Base Workshop and reconstruction of 1 field workshop.

He added that Lt Col Wagner also donated equipment for the establishment of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Standby Force Headquarters in Ghana, vehicles and motor cycles to Defence Intelligence and Training School and assisted the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center in their operations.

The CDS used the occasion to thank the German Embassy for the enormous support to GAF. He signed the book of condolence on behalf of GAF as a memorial to the dead.

Receiving the delegation, the Deputy Ambassador, Mr Hagan Schneider announced that, Lt Col Martin Wagner joined his ancestors on Friday 24 July 2020. He expressed his gratitude on behalf of the government of Germany to the Ghana Armed Forces for grieving with them for their lost.

The delegation also visited the wife of the deceased, Mrs Wagner and presented boxes of water to be used in serving her sympathizers.