President appoints new military chiefs

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has, in consultation with the Council of State, appointed Major General Thomas Oppong-Peprah, currently Chief of Staff at General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces, as the new Chief of Army Staff with effect from Tuesday, February 18.

The appointment follows the completion of the tour of duty and subsequent retirement from the Ghana Armed Forces of Major General William Ayamdo, the Chief of Army Staff. 

“On the recommendation of the Armed Forces Council, President Akufo-Addo has appointed Commodore Issah Adams Yakubu as the new Chief of Staff at General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces to succeed Major General Oppong-Peprah, effective Wednesday, February 19, 2020,” a statement signed by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the Jubilee House said. 

According to the statement, Commodore Yakubu has also been promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral with effect from the same date. 

 
“Additionally, following the completion of the tour of duty and subsequent retirement from the Ghana Armed Forces of Major General Omane Agyekum, the Commandant of the Military Academy and Training Schools (MATS), the President has, on the recommendation of the Armed Forces Council, appointed Brigadier General C.K. Awity as the new Commandant of MATS, effective Wednesday, February 19, 2020. He is also promoted to the rank of Major General on the same date,” it said.  
 
President Akufo-Addo expressed his gratitude to Generals Ayamdo and Omane Agyekum for their dedicated and meritorious services to Ghana, the statement added. 

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