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‘We’re ready to handle terror attacks’ – Armed Forces

The Ghana Armed Forces has assured the general public of its readiness to defend the country from any internal or external attacks by individuals or terrorist groups. There have been a number of terrorist attacks in Mali, Cote d’ Ivoire, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and some other West African countries in recent years. This has led to some fear that these ...

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Lebanese community offers scholarships to children of Ghanaian peacekeepers

The Lebanese community in Ghana has awarded scholarships to 19 wards of martyrs of the Ghana Armed Forces. The programme, in its third year, is one of the initiatives that the Lebanese community is running to help promote education in Ghana. Speaking at the ceremony, the Lebanese ambassador to Ghana, Ali H. Halabi, acknowledged the contribution of Ghanaian soldiers in ...

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Military Bank to start operating by end of 2017

A bank to be operated by the Ghana Armed Forces(GAF) will commence operations at the end of 2017. The process, which began some few years ago, stalled due to lack of clarity on the management structure of the Bank. In June 2016, the Bank of Ghana [BoG], granted the GAF a license to operate a savings and loans company. The company, ...

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Peacekeeping troops still earn $35 daily, not less – GAF

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has denied claims that troops undertaking peacekeeping missions are being underpaid. In a statement copied to citifmonline.com, GAF said publications by the Daily Post Newspaper that suggested that troops were being paid $31.00 per day, instead of the promised $35.00 were false. The newspaper earlier this week reported that, contrary to the government’s promise of ...

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Pay military civilians’ arrears – Akufo-Addo to Finance Ministry

President Akufo Addo has directed the Ministry of Finance to pay all outstanding arrears owed civilian employees at the Ministry of Defense. The President said the outstanding arrears follow their migration onto the single spine salary structure. Addressing members of the Ghana Armed Forces at Burma Camp on Friday, President Akufo Addo said government is working on reviewing the salaries ...

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Armed Forces slams KABA over ‘false’ Major Mahama death story

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has described as “wild”, “unsubstantiated” and “insensitive” comments made by Asempa FM presenter, Kojo Asare Baffour Acheampong popularly known as KABA on the death of Major Maxwell Mahama. According to the GAF, it was worried that such misleading information had been peddled in the media and it is ready to provide clarity on circumstances surrounding ...

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When the military passed the rarest test of democracy [Article]

For them, it’s obey before complain! And before you say jack, two jet speed slaps have already introduced a “logoligi” sound in your ears. You may be lucky if the flash alone doesn’t send your eyes into darkness! Jack! I doff my cap to the Ghana military! Wow! You have exhibited a higher form of maturity in the face of ...

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Capt. Mahama to be buried on June 9

The family of the late Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama has announced Friday, June 9, 2017, as the burial date of their fallen son. It said he will be buried in the Military Cemetery in Accra. The spokesperson for the family, Zakaria Sakara, made the announcement at the family’s press conference on Saturday. He added that, the family will hold a ...

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Soldiers won’t beat up Denkyira-Obuasi residents – Armed Forces

The Ghana Armed Forces has rubbished reports suggesting that soldiers deployed to Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region have manhandled some residents in the area for lynching their colleague, Captain Adam Mahama. The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Upper Denkyira West District, Daniel Apiannin, had given indications that the military officers had invaded the area and taken about 80 men ...

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Stop brutalizing people over soldier’s death – Kwamena Duncan

The Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, has admonished the military to desist from applying brute force on residents of Diaso following the death of an officer, Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama. The Regional Minister made the remark in a Citi News interview following the lynching of Captain Mahama, at Diaso in the Upper Denkyira West District on Monday. The residents reportedly lynched ...

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