THE IMMEDIATE past Commander of the Support Services Brigade Group, Brigadier General Francis Ofori, has urged military personnel not to abandon their core duties as soldiers in pursuit of academic qualifications.
Though he acknowledged the importance for the personnel to upgrade themselves, the newly appointed Commander for the Northern Command of the Ghana Armed Forces pleaded with them to consider their role as military personnel in national development.
Speaking at the hand-over ceremony in Burma Camp, Accra, Brig. Gen Ofori stressed the need for self-development in order to utilise opportunities.
“In an increasingly sophisticated environment, let us take time to improve ourselves so we take advantage of opportunities as they come,” he said.
Brig Gen Ofori further commended the personnel for their support during his tenure and urged them to replicate the support for the incoming commander.
“An occasion like this is the time to give thanks and reflection. I want to thank the countless individuals who made my close to two years in command so wonderful and so rewarding.
“It was an extraordinary privilege and service. Privilege to walk with great visionary leaders who once walked through this compound as commanders; I’m indebted to all of them,” he stated.
He further expressed the view that the achievements of the military in recent times were as a result of good leadership, and lauded the service men and women for their dedicated service to the country.
“You have made the Ghana Army proud. I cannot thank you enough and from the bottom of my heart I say thank you for your dedicated discipline in discharging your duties,” the Commander mentioned.
The incoming Commander of the Support Services Brigade Group, Brig. Gen. Stanley Alloh, expressed gratitude to the leadership of the Ghana Army for their support, and lauded the outgoing commander for his contribution to the service.
He stated that, “my leadership is a continuation of the previous one. We’re not going to start things afresh but will continue from where the previous leadership ended.”