Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, says government will continue to commit resources to the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, GAFCSC, to enable it to train more people for leadership roles.
This is because the complexities of the global challenges demand officers with broad outlook to appreciate security issues both off and on the battle field.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur said this at the joint graduation of Course 37, Senior Division and Master of Science in Defence and International Politics at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College at Teshie in Accra.
Out of the 65 officers, 64 graduated. One officer could not graduate due to some pending disciplinary issues.
The Course 37, Senior Division, was made up of 37 Ghanaian officers and 28 others from 12 sister African countries including Nigeria, Mali and South Africa.
The first batch of 31 civilians also graduated with Master of Science in Defence and International Politics at the College.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur said government is proud of the College’s quality of human resource.
He said this has contributed immensely to the excellent performance displayed by Ghanaian military personnel on international assignments.
The Vice President tasked the officers and their civilian counterparts to be guided by the basic values of loyalty and integrity.
The Commandant of Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, said the college has positioned itself to fill that critical gap in the national policy space by providing the civilians with a blend of academic excellence, sound leadership and military discipline to enable them to contribute effectively to national development.
Major Philemon Hoffman emerged the overall best for the course 37 while Renee Abbey was adjudged the overall best among the Master of Science in Defence and International Politics graduates.
The first commandant of GAFCSC, Lit General Joshua Hamidu, received a citation and a plague was officially unveiled, naming the GAFSCS’s auditorium after him.