Prez appoints new service chiefs

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed Rear Admiral Seth Amoama and Air Commodore Frank Hanson as Chief of Naval Staff and Chief of Air Staff, respectively, to take effect from Tuesday, 8th January, 2019. 

Rear Admiral Seth Amoama is currently theCommandant of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, whilst Air Commodore Frank Hanson is currently the Base Commander, Airforce Base, Takoradi.

A statement signed by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at Presidency said: ‘’These new appointments were made in consultation with the Council of State, pursuant to the provisions of Article 212 of the Constitution of the Republic.

They follow the completion of the tours of duty and subsequent retirement from the Ghana Armed Forces, on 8th January, 2019, of the current Chief of Air Staff,Air  Vice Marshal Maxwell Mantsebi-Tei Nagai, and the current Chief of Naval Staff,  Rear Admiral Peter Kofi Faidoo. The President has expressed his gratitude to them for their dedicated and meritorious service to the Ghana Armed Forces and to the  nation.’’

The statement added: ‘’In addition, President Akufo-Addo has appointed Brigadier General Thomas Oppong Peprah as Chief of Staff at the General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces, on the recommendation of the Armed Forces Council, with effect from Tuesday, 8th January, 2019. He is currently the General Officer Commanding  the Southern Command of the Army.

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