Chief of Naval Staff visits Western Naval Command

REAR ADMIRAL PETER FAIDOO INSPECTING THE PARADE

REAR ADMIRAL PETER FAIDOO INSPECTING THE PARADE

Work is far advanced for the acquisition of two Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), as part of efforts to modernise the Ghana Navy, the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Peter Kofi Faidoo, has disclosed.

He said that government was committed to equip the Ghana Armed Forces, saying “the OPVs will enable us effectively execute our mission”.

Rear Admiral Faidoo gave the assurance on Friday, when he reviewed an administrative inspection parade under the command of Lt. Commander Mohammed Abubakar, at Harry Seshie Square at the Western Naval Command, as part of his maiden visit to the Command.

Earlier, he inspected accommodation and other facilities and also went on to sea to witness the tactical and combat readiness of the various fleets.

Rear Admiral Faidoo said the government was aware of the difficulties the WNC faced, assuring “we will continue to press, prompt and indeed, worry government, so to speak, to support us with the necessary resources to enable us meet our mandate”.

Commending staff of WNC for their resilience despite the challenging times, he also applauded them for their creativity, ingenuity, industry, professionalism and indomitable spirit.

He told the parade that the WNC effectively executed internal operations, maritime patrols and all maritime operations to protect Ghana’s offshore oil and gas installations and facilities, during the Ghana Cote d’Ivoire maritime boundary dispute.

He announced that four 12-meter boats donated by the Chinese government to the Navy would be named today.

Rear Admiral Faidoo told the parade that discipline in the Navy, especially the WNC, had contributed to the gains in the service and charged staff to continue with their uncompromising stand and upholding discipline, “the bedrock of a fighting force”.

 FROM CLEMENT ADZEI BOYE, SEKONDI

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