Be extra vigilant to maintain territorial integrity – CDS is indicting armed forces

The Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) Vice Admiral Seth Amoama has urged the Ghanaian Armed Forces (GAF) to be extra vigilant at the country’s borders in order to contain any impending security threats during the Christmas season and beyond.

In his opinion, this would help to preserve the territorial integrity of the country.

“We must be particularly vigilant to provide the necessary security to protect the territorial integrity of the country,” he said last Thursday at the GAF Festival of Nine Lessons and Christmas Carols in Accra.

He said that despite the GAF’s efforts to secure Ghana’s borders, it was necessary to remain committed and vigilant to protect its territorial integrity.


The motto of the service was: “See, the savior is born”.

At the event, Christmas carols were danced by the GAF, Garrison Methodist-Presbyterian Church, Burma Camp and the Accra Diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana and gratitude was shown to God.

Emerging threat

Vice Admiral Amoama said the emerging security threat from the Sahel and Ghana’s maritime region – the Gulf of Guinea – should be of great concern to the GAF.

He said the military high command, with government support, had taken appropriate measures, including training and the procurement of equipment, to forestall security breaches.


Highlighting some of the GAF’s achievements that year, the CDS said the military had been able to complete old projects and start new ones, including providing garrison shelter for troops.

At the international level, he stated that the GAF had succeeded in protecting its integrity and professionalism in the world community in its various peacekeeping roles.

He called on the GAF to maintain a positive attitude in the performance of its tasks.

“Let us continue our determination to protect our integrity. I expect us to keep our positive attitude in order to do our jobs effectively and efficiently, ”he added.


Vice Admiral Amoama thanked the GAF for their dedicated service to the country and said: “Without peace and security there can be no sustainable development; Therefore, we must be proud of our individual and collective role in the peace and security of our nation. “

He thanked the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) again for working with the GAF to broadcast the event live and said it was a practical demonstration of civil-military cooperation.


For his part, GBC Director General Professor Amin Alhassan stated that the essence of the celebration was to recognize and remember the birth of Jesus Christ and the peace of the nation.

He implored the public to observe the time in peace and in good will for one another.

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