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25.01.2006 Regional News

Agbogbomefia expresses confidence in CDS

By GNA

Ho, Jan. 25, GNA- The Agbogbomefia of the Asogli, Togbe Afede XIV on Wednesday expressed confidence in the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lieutenant General J.B. Danquah and looked forward to him to deepen the professionalism and national character of the Ghana Armed Forces. Togbe Afede made the call when the CDS led a delegation of some senior Officers of the Armed Forces to pay a courtesy call on him, the Agbogbomefia, during a day's visit to the 7 Garrison in Ho.

The Agbomefia acknowledged the important contributions the Armed Forces have been making towards stability, peace and development of the country.

"As a man who cherishes unity, peace and stability, my humble appeal to you is to work hard to ensure that the relevant good governance standards are maintained in the military", Togbe Afede requested of the CDS.

"It is also important for the strength of our armed forces to ensure that it is non-partisan.

"Equally important, is the need to ensure that the army is spared the ethno-tribal disease that has infested most segments of our society", the Agbogbomefia added.

Togbe Afede similarly advised the CDS to ensure that any issues likely to affect the stability of the armed forces were critically and objectively tackled so as to arrive at solutions that would further strengthen the forces.

The Agbogbomefia thanked the armed forces for assisting to restore and maintain peace in conflict spots in the Volta Region.

He commended the high sense of discipline of the garrison and the good relations between the men and Officer of the garrison and the people of Ho.

Lieutenant General Danquah on his part commended the initiative of the Agbogbomefia in practically demonstrating his commitment to forging peace and unity across the boundaries of the region soon after his elevation to the Asogli Stool.

"For that we support you", he said.

The CDS was optimistic that the Agbomefia would continue to exert positive influence on his colleagues in the region to facilitate a re-alignment for peace and progress in the region. Lt. General Danquah presented a plaque to Togbe Afede on his own behalf and on behalf of the Armed Forces as "remembrance of the friendship and good relations between his people and the Forces".

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