Officers and Men of the GAF Urged to Work Hard
Group Captain James Anthony Quansah (Rtd), former Director of Training at the Airforce Headquarters, has urged men and women of the Service to conduct themselves in a dignified manner to win public confidence in the Ghana Armed Forces(GAF).
He noted with concern that some members of the GAF acted as landguards, debt collectors for individuals, arbitrators in family feuds, involvement in chieftaincy disputes and arrest of drug peddlers without being officially assigned.
The Group Captain urged them during the passing out ceremony of 256 recruits of the Air force at the Takoradi Air Force Base after they had completed their six months intensive training at the Air Force Training School in Takoradi.
He cautioned the recruits to be wary of miscreants who may wish to use them as aid to perpetrate their selfish interests and act swiftly by reporting them through the appropriate chains within the command.
He also urged them to give of their best to the Armed Forces and the country in whatever capacity they found themselves and always live above reproach.
The Group Captain alerted the soldiers to leave up to expectation, adding “don’t relent but be an active player carrying out your duties and raising the flag of Ghana high at all times “.
He assured the military that issues such as improved pay and allowances, living accommodation, medical care among other things were being addressed.
Group Captain Felix Asante, Takoradi Air Force Station Commander, administered the oath of allegiance to the recruits and officially accepted them into the service.
Recruit Ayikem Cosmas was adjudged the overall best recruit and tactics and field craft.
Sandra Afua Obeng, who was the parade Commander, won the best in drill with Owusu Ansah Frank as the best in weapon training.