Two top generals of the Ghana Armed Forces have been promoted by President Nana Akufo-Addo to become service chiefs of the country’s military.
Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, who is the current Commandant of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, will from January 8, 2019 become the Chief of Naval Staff while Air Commodore Frank Hanson takes over as the Chief of Air Staff.
Air Commodore is currently the Base Commander, Airforce Base, Takoradi.
With his elevation, Air Commodore Hanson is expected to be promoted in rank to Air Vice Marshal to fit the new position.
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 are due to retire on January 8, 2019, a statement from the presidency announced Friday.
Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin noted in the statement that the current service chiefs have completed their “tours of duty” and thus to retire.
“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.
Meanwhile, the President has also appointed Brigadier General Thomas Oppong Peprah as Chief of Staff at the General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces.
He is currently the General Officer Commanding the Southern Command of the Army.
His appointment, which was on the recommendation of the Armed Forces Council, is to take from Tuesday, 8th January, 2019.
By virtue of this new position, he is expected to be promoted to the rank of Major General.
By Stephen Kwabena Effah|3news.com|Ghana