27.05.2005 General News

Military urged to remain neutral

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Kumasi, May 27, GNA - Major-General George Aryiku, the former General Officer Commanding the Northern Command of the Ghana Armed Forces, on Friday cautioned military personnel against any activity that might compromise their neutrality.

He said the neutrality of the military would enable them to discharge their duties passionately and protect the nation at all times. Maj-Gen Aryiku said this when he handed over command to Colonel Fuseini Iddrisu.

He is now the Commandant of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College.

Maj-Gen Aryiku said the security of the nation depended much on the loyalty of the military and advised them to strive to safeguard the territorial integrity of the nation.

He appealed to the media to remain sincere allies to the military at all times to help protect the nation.

The General thanked the officers, men and support staff in the command for their support and dedicated service during his tenure of office and urged them to extend the same to the in-coming commander Mr Sampson Kwaku Boafo, the Ashanti Regional Minister, commended the Maj-Gen Aryiku for his dedicated service that ensured peace, law and order in the Northern Command.

Col Iddrisu, who was born in 1954 in Tamale, was commissioned into the Infantry Corps of the Ghana Army in 1978.

He was the Commanding Officer of the Army Combat Unit of the Military Academic and Training School, before his appointment as the GOC for the Northern Command.

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