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LT COL F K ACQUAH (Rtd) LAID TO REST.

The mortal remains of the late Lt Col Francis Kofi Acquah (Rtd) has been laid to rest at the Military cemetery, after a church service was held at the St. Catharine Catholic Church on Friday, 9 October 2020 in Burma Camp, Accra.

Preaching on a sermon from the gospel of John 12:23-28, Rev. Fr Lt Col Anthony Courage Kofi Kemetse, spoke on a message titled; “Where will you be, when you die?” noting that it is an honorable thing to die in the lord. “As the Lord Jesus has promised that where he is, that is where those who believed and died in him will be on the final day of resurrection”, he added.

The late Lt Col F K Acquah was born on January, 21 1949 at Adansi Akrofuom in the Ashanti Region and passed away on Friday, 7 August 2020 after a short illness at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.

He was enlisted into the Ghana Military Academy (GMA intake 17) on 15 November, 1975 at Teshie, where he obtained his Basic Military Training and was commissioned. He served as a Platoon Commander at the 4th Battalion of Infantry from December 1957 to August 1976. He then rose through the ranks as he served in various capacities both in Ghana and on international assignments.

His dedication to duty earned him several appointments in the Ghana Armed forces and was honored with a long service and efficiency Medal on May 24 1996.

The late Lt Col Francis Kofi Acquah served the colors until he was honorably released from the service on 6, August 2005. Prior to his retirement he was the Deputy Director at the Department of Personnel Administration.

He was survived by a widow, six children and five grandchildren.   

Present at the service was the Chief of Army the Staff Maj Gen Thomas Oppong Peprah, Chief of the Air Staff, AVM Frank Hanson, DG Legal Service, Brig Gen Amoah-Boagye, some retired military officers, family and friends.