Chief of the Army Staff’s Christmas and New Year Message

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Chief of the Army Staff’s Christmas and New Year Message

The year 2017 will soon come to an end and we will be heralding the birth of a new year in the next few days. As a family belonging to the prestigious Ghana Army, we must count our blessings and also give thanks to the Almighty, who has made everything possible and brought us this far. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Whilst we rejoice at the prospects and hopes of the coming year, it is prudent that we late stock of our achievements and challenges for the year 2017. As the Chief of the Army Staff, I can attest with a sense of pride, the collective efforts of every single soldier as we strive to meet our constitutional mandate. By and large it was a successful year. To our comrades who lost their lives in the execution of this legitimate mandate, our thoughts will always be with them and their efforts will not be forgotten. As a professional Army, we will continue to play our roles in the maintenance of peace and security to our dear Nation. I can vividly recall with pride our commitments and efforts in conjunction with the other Security Services in maintaining the post, election peace, our involvement in the fight against illegal mining as well as the numerous interventions we made in potential conflict spots. I am equally proud of our gallant men and women who bracing the odds to raise the flag of Ghana high in the various mission areas across the world.
Our core mission will remain unchanged in the ensuring year as we collectively strive to protect our national interest and safeguard the territorial integrity that will ensure a congenial environment for national development. I therefore enjoin all to continue to sharpen our military skills through training and also demonstrate a positive image of the Ghana Army anywhere and at all times. In the face of limited resources, I will urge all to embrace the attituChief of the Army Staff’s Christmas and New Year Message
The year 2017 will soon come to an end and we will be heralding the birth of a new year in the next few days. As a family belonging to the prestigious Ghana Army, we must count our blessings and also give thanks to the Almighty, who has made everything possible and brought us this far. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Whilst we rejoice at the prospects and hopes of the coming year, it is prudent that we late stock of our achievements and challenges for the year 2017. As the Chief of the Army Staff, I can attest with a sense of pride, the collective efforts of every single soldier as we strive to meet our constitutional mandate. By and large it was a successful year. To our comrades who lost their lives in the execution of this legitimate mandate, our thoughts will always be with them and their efforts will not be forgotten. As a professional Army, we will continue to play our roles in the maintenance of peace and security to our dear Nation. I can vividly recall with pride our commitments and efforts in conjunction with the other Security Services in maintaining the post, election peace, our involvement in the fight against illegal mining as well as the numerous interventions we made in potential conflict spots. I am equally proud of our gallant men and women who bracing the odds to raise the flag of Ghana high in the various mission areas across the world.
Our core mission will remain unchanged in the ensuring year as we collectively strive to protect our national interest and safeguard the territorial integrity that will ensure a congenial environment for national development. I therefore enjoin all to continue to sharpen our military skills through training and also demonstrate a positive image of the Ghana Army anywhere and at all times. In the face of limited resources, I will urge all to embrace the attitude of prudent management as the government works to improve on our lot. The military High Command will also aim at adopting pragmatic policies that would address the welfare needs of service personnel and families, especially in housing and health care delivery.
As we begin the Christmas and New Year festivities, it is my prayer and wish that we do not over indulge in our celebrations but rather enjoy an event free and a memorable occasion together with our dear families. Let us be cautious and avoid any reckless driving that is synonymous with such festivity. In our individual thoughts and resolutions, let us for a moment direct part of our wishes at what we can do to improve on the image and professional standing of our Army. Our personal dedication, commitment and devotion to duty will help place the Ghana army and the Ghana Forces at the standard that we will all cherish.
Once again, accept my sincere appreciation for the individual and collective success we have chalked this year. It is my hope and prayer that we shall see an improvement in all facets of our profession as well as our individual lives in the New Year 2018. Special wishes of felicitation also go to our families who have stood steadfastly behind us throughout the year. May the year 2018 bring good tidings and hope of a better life. I wish all Officers, Men, Women and Civilians Employees, a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. May the Almighty God richly bless us all.

de of prudent management as the government works to improve on our lot. The military High Command will also aim at adopting pragmatic policies that would address the welfare needs of service personnel and families, especially in housing and health care delivery.
As we begin the Christmas and New Year festivities, it is my prayer and wish that we do not over indulge in our celebrations but rather enjoy an event free and a memorable occasion together with our dear families. Let us be cautious and avoid any reckless driving that is synonymous with such festivity. In our individual thoughts and resolutions, let us for a moment direct part of our wishes at what we can do to improve on the image and professional standing of our Army. Our personal dedication, commitment and devotion to duty will help place the Ghana army and the Ghana Forces at the standard that we will all cherish.
Once again, accept my sincere appreciation for the individual and collective success we have chalked this year. It is my hope and prayer that we shall see an improvement in all facets of our profession as well as our individual lives in the New Year 2018. Special wishes of felicitation also go to our families who have stood steadfastly behind us throughout the year. May the year 2018 bring good tidings and hope of a better life. I wish all Officers, Men, Women and Civilians Employees, a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. May the Almighty God richly bless us all.

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