Commanding Officer (CO) 69 Airborne Force, has been officially inducted into office
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The Commanding Officer (CO) 69 Airborne Force, Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Louis Yaw Boakye has been officially inducted into office at the Barwah Barracks Methodist Presbyterian Church on Sunday, 26 November, 2023.

The induction follows his appointment and subsequent taking over command of the unit in July 2023.

Preaching on the theme, "You are a chosen vessel", Rev Fr Captain Benjamin Danso encouraged the congregation to place value on any position they had been chosen to serve and admonished peersonnel to seek the face of God in their endeavours.

In his homily, the Garrison Imam, Abdul Rahim Yamusa said all humans were from the same source hence called on all to strive for unity to make the unit successful.

The Commander Army Special Operations Brigade, Brigadier General Isaac Nicholas Painstil who was the guest of honour for the occasion, congratulated the Commanding Officer and remarked that the current security situation in the sector was unpredictable, one that calls for dynamics in their operations.

He also cautioned troops to desist unauthorized operations, remain apolitical, guard against abuse of social media and drugs since these are vices which have the tendency of tainting the image of the Ghana Armed Forces. He further assured them of the resolve of the Military Higher Command to address the challenges faced by the unit to enhance its operational effectiveness.

In his address, Lt Col Boakye expressed his gratitude to the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), Major General (Maj Gen) Oppong-Peprah for the confidence reposed him following his appointment.

He indicated that his vision among other policies would include the development of well-trained soldiers and operators, physically fit, highly discipline and well-motivated to carry out the mandate of the unit.

Lt Col Boakye pledged to diligently lead the unit in achieving its vision and urged all troops to contribute their quota to achieve success. He further acknowledged the receipt of the new armoured vehicles and assured the Military High Command that the vehicles would be properly maintained to achieve the intended purpose.

Present at the induction service were the Chief G5 HQ Northern Command, Colonel AY Owusu, CO of Army Special Operations Training School, Lt Col DNA Quaye, CO 6 Bn Lt Col JY Ankuyi, CO 93 Signal Regt Lt Col P Adjei and CO Northern Command Camp, Lt Col EKA Lumor.