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Ghana Army Celebrates 2022 WASSA After Covid-19 Outbreak

Ghana Army Celebrates 2022 WASSA After Covid-19 Outbreak

 

The Ghana Army has celebrated its end-of-year West Africa Soldier’s Socialisation Activities (WASSA) at the Army’s Headquarters at Burma Camp in Accra.

 

Speaking at the ceremony the Guest of honour Major General Clayton Boanuba Yaache expressed his profound gratitude to the Chief of the Army Staff for inviting him to be part of such a joyous occasion.

He claims that this was the first WASSA celebration following the ban that was put in place as part of the steps to the mitigate COVID-19 pandemic’s development.

The Major General remarked that he and some of his former Ghana Armed Forces colleagues considered this event to be a homecoming since it inspired them to share their knowledge and give guidance when given the chance on similar occasions.

He lauded the gallant officers, soldiers, and staff for their continued efforts for the country’s peace and security.

He also applauded the Chief of the Army Staff Major General Thomas Oppong-Peprah for the establishment and operationalization of the new Brigade Headquarters and Units in the Ghana Army which has given a further boost to the state of security.

Also at the event the Chief Staff Officer (CSO) in charge of the Army Headquarters Brigadier
General Charles Agyeimeng Prempeh also applauded the army for their continuous hard work towards their field of work, even when there are challenges especially their deployment of three contingents to the newly established united nations and ECOWAS missions in Abyie on the South Sudah border and Guinea Bissau respectively.

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Awards were given to well-deserved soldiers which corporal Doris Borla Quashie was awarded the best female soldier of the year, whiles the best male soldier of the year went to warrant officer class two comrade Agbekor Fiagbedzi.

There also were entertainment sessions with cultural displays by Abibigromma, a cultural troupe and climaxed by performances by the Ghanaian musician and songwriter – Martin King Arthur, popularly known as Kofi Kinaata, whose captivating renditions got General Oppong-Peprah to the dancing floor with some dexterity, to the admiration of his soldiers.

The West Africa Soldier’s Socialisation Activities (WASSA) brought together soldiers and their families to wine, dine and socialize among themselves every year as their end-of-year party.

Kofi Kinaata
Kofi Kinaata performing

 

Source: Rebecca Kajelo

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