Remain Truthful in all circumstances – Dr. Bawumiah to Military

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has urged military personnel to remain honest and truthful to themselves, the Military High Command and the nation in all circumstances as integrity demands.

He was speaking as the Special Guest of Honour at the graduation ceremony of some military personnel who undertook training in counter terrorism at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College aimed at equipping the Military to deal swiftly against terrorism.

The training was handled by resource persons from the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and the Defence Section of the British High Commission.

Students from African countries including Nigeria, Mali, La Cote d’Ívoire, Senegal, Benin and Togo were part of the 11 and 18 months course, who graduated on Friday.

Dr Bawumia urged the grandaunts to be guided by loyalty and integrity, saying; “You are required to remain trustworthy and faithful to the Service and the nation at all times”.

He said these important virtues should guide them in their professions and serve as embodiment of themselves, adding; “As leaders, your emotional intelligence is key in order to reap the best out of those you lead since that is the simplest way to succeed”.

Terrorism, he said, in all its forms and manifestation, had often eluded state security agencies and the perpetrators targeted very sensitive areas to cause maximum fear and panic.

“For the students from countries like Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali this was not very new to you, as your countries have experienced different acts of terrorism.

“For the Ghanaian officers, you are aware that one of the problems we are facing as a nation is the issue of illegal mining, also known as ‘galamsey’.

“Some of you may be needed to assist in this fight. Should you find yourselves involved in this fight, consider it as a national issue and do your best to safeguard the environment,” the Vice President said.

He said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had pledged his unflinching support to end the menace of galamsey and urged the security agencies and all well-meaning Ghanaians to support the worthy course.

He also congratulated grandaunts from other African Countries who participated in the course and urged them to work hard to contribute their quotas towards regional cooperation and integration.


Source: otecfmghana.com


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