Personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) have been warned against engendering inter-security services feuds as GAF is an internationally acknowledged professional force that works with all relevant systems to promote and enforce national and world peace.
This caution was given in an address delivered by Brigadier General (Brig Gen) Moses Mohammed Aryee, Commander, Army Training Command (ATRAC), at the Passing Out Parade of the second batch of the 2017 intake into the Ghana Army, on Thursday, 31st March, 2018 at the Army Recruits Training School (ARTS), Shai-Hills, in the Greater Accra Region.
“Be informed that the high command seriously detests unwarranted confrontations between military personnel and other security agencies, especially the Police”, the general who was the Reviewing Officer of the parade cautioned.
Brig Gen Aryee added that “you are individually and collectively required at all times to foster good relations with members of other security services, for the GAF has zero-tolerance for acts that do not conform to its cherished values”.
The general also revealed plans by the Ghana Army to reintroduce promotional examinations (promotional examinations have been in the Ghan Army from inception but were suspended in the late 1980s, although it continued in the Navy and Air Force) for all its personnel, to help deepen professionalism in its ranks and operations.
The 2nd batch of the 2017 recruits of the Ghana Army graduated into qualified military personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces, after undergoing transformation for 26 weeks (6 and 1/2 months from 15th December, 2017).
Overall, 345 persons were admitted as recruits but 17 were released after they were found wanting with the standards, leaving the remainder at 33 females and 295 males, totalling 328.
In the awards, Recruit WO1 Squire Mercy Dede (a nursing student) won the Overall Best Recruit after scooping 3 major awards in Best Female, Best in Academics and Best in First Aid.
Present at the parade were the District Chief Executive, Police heads in the Shai-Osudoku District and Lt Col Emmanuel Larbie Sarpong Gyedu, the Commanding Officer (CO) ARTS, amongst many.
By Kofi Ampeah-Woode