The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has held a farewell and pulling out ceremony for Lieutenant General Obed Boamah Akwa the outgoing Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) on Friday, 5 February 2021 at Burma Camp, Accra.
Speaking at the ceremony, Lieutenant General Akwa disclosed that he has served the military for 46 years, and acknowledged that by divine providence he attained the pinnacle of the military profession. He expressed gratitude to the President and Commander-In-Chief (C-in-C) of the GAF, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the Minister for Defence designate Honourable Dominic Nitiwul for the support offered him throughout his tenure in office. He also expressed gratitude to the hard-working personnel of the GAF and the incoming CDS as well.
Subsequently, a handing and taking over ceremony was held between Lieutenant General Akwa, outgoing CDS and the incoming Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Rear Admiral Seth Amoama to signify a successful transfer of authority. Rear Admiral Seth Amoama assured the outgoing CDS that, the system he nurtured would be jealously guarded and protected. He prayed for Gods guidance and protection for the out-going CDS and his entire household.