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The new Chief of the Naval Staff of the Ghana Navy, Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, has pledged to intensify patrols at sea to ward off any attacks on the country.
Rear Admiral Amoama assured Ghanaians that their security was guaranteed because morale among the Navy was very high to defend the nation.
Speaking at a ceremony to take over the command as the new Chief of the Naval Staff at the Burma Camp in Accra yesterday, he emphasised, “Ghanaians can go to bed because morale is very high in the Navy. We will continue rigid patrols of our waters.”
At the ceremony, Rear Admiral Peter Kofi Faidoo handed over the staff of office to Rear Admiral Amoama.
A pull-out ceremony was also held to see Rear Admiral Faidoo out of the service.
Rear Admiral Faidoo, who assumed the position of Chief of the Naval Staff three years ago, retired this year after 39 years’ service with the Ghana Navy.
His successor, Rear Admiral Amoamo, was, until his rise to the current position the Commandant of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College,
Rear Admiral Amoamo pledged to provide honest, transparent, accountable and professional leadership, “so that together we can continue to move our beloved Navy forward”.
He lauded Rear Admiral Faidoo for laying a solid foundation for him to continue with the good works describing his predecessor as a transformational leader who had engendered pride and confidence among the personnel.
Giving account of his stewardship, Rear Admiral Faidoo said he took over as the Chief of the Naval Staff three years ago when there were numerous challenges facing the Navy, ranging from the lack of accommodation for personnel, ships that needed different levels of repairs, office buildings that needed urgent renovation and the lack of uniforms.
Rear Admiral Faidoo said the Navy has made a momentous stride in tackling the accommodation challenges.
He stated that through Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing 368 unit accommodation for officers and ratings in Tema have been completed and commissioned successfully.
“Through dedication and relentless efforts from my staff, today, we are able to sustain operational ships at sea continuously as a deterrent posture, to deal with the current asymmetric threats at sea. We have also expanded the c overage of our maritime surveillance and intelligence outfit by establishing additional maritime operational centre at Aflao and New Town at our Eastern and Western borders respectively” he mentioned.
Source: John Elliot HAGAN || The Finder, Accra