Africa

Ghana’s president appoints new defence chief

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo addresses participants of the G20 Investment Summit - German Business and the CwA Countries 2019 on the sidelines of a Compact with Africa (CwA) in Berlin , Germany November 19, 2019. John MacDougall-REUTERS

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, to act as Chief of Defence Staff, effective Friday, 5th February 2021, pending consultation with the yet-to-be-constituted Council of State.

This appointment has been made following the completion of the tour of duty and subsequent retirement from the Ghana Armed Forces, on 5th February 2021, of the current Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. O.B Akwa.

The President has expressed his gratitude to him for his dedicated and meritorious service to the Ghana Armed Forces and to the nation.

President Akufo-Addo has appointed, with effect from Friday, 5th February 2021, Rear Admiral Issah Adams Yakubu to act as Chief of Naval Staff, also pending consultation with the yet-to-be-constituted Council of State. Rear Admiral Yakubu, until his new appointment, was the Chief of Staff at General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces.

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A statement signed by Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin on Friday January 29 said “The President will, in due course, in accordance with applicable regulation, appoint a new Chief of Staff at General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces.”

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