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A colourful transfer of authority was held between United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Ghana Battalion (GHANBATT) 89 and 90 respectively at UNP 5 – 66, Obeng Camp between Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) John Kwanteng the Outgoing Commanding Officer (CO) and Lt Col Frank Kwesi Agyeman, the Commanding Officer UNIFIL GHANBATT 90 on Monday 11 September 2023.


The transfer of authority signified the official Handing and Taking Over of administrative, Command and Control of GHANBATT Area of Operational Responsibility (AOR). The ceremony was signified by a symbolic handing over of the United Nations Flag, a Baton and the Signing of Certificates. The Unit’s flags were also lowered and hoisted to signify the completion of transfer of authority.

In an address delivered by the Sector West Commander, Brigadier General (Brig Gen) Giovanni Brafa Musicoro stated that this rotation underlines the continues support and commitment of the Republic of Ghana to UNIFIL and Lebanon. He pointed out that transfer of authority is a key moment for the Unit.


Brig Gen Giovanni Brafa Musicoro also stated that he appreciated GHANBATT 89 Soldiers for accomplished tour of duty in South of Lebanon despite their long stay away from their families and country, their service was effective and precise, in accordance with the UN Resolution 1701.

Brig Gen Giovanni Brafa Musicoro congratulated Lt Col John Kwarteng for the excellent result achieved by his command and also awarded the Lebanese medal. He also wished Lt col Frank Kwesi Agyeman a successful tour of duty with the same professionalism and determination of his predecessors. Brig Gen Giovanni also paid a glowing tribute in memory of the Late Staff Sergeant Ibarhim Abubakari.