Peace-keeping mission: 140 soldiers die while on UN mission - Deputy Defence Minister

Peace-keeping mission: 140 soldiers die while on UN mission - Deputy Defence Minister

- Deputy Defence Minister, Major Derek Oduro (Rtd), has disclosed that about 140 Ghanaian soldiers have lost their lives, as at May 2019

- He said the deaths were recorded during their service to the UN

- Major (Rtd) Oduro said the fallen heroes and heroines showed acts of selfless sacrifice and dedication to the protection of their fellow men

A Deputy Defence Minister, Major Derek Oduro (Rtd), has disclosed that about 140 Ghanaian soldiers have lost their lives, as of May 2019.

These deaths were recorded during their service in the United Nations (UN) Missions around the world.

According to him, the lost heroes and heroines showed acts of selfless sacrifice and dedication to the protection of their fellow men and would never be forgotten.

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During the Army Week Celebrations’ Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Cenotaph of the Peacekeeping Memorial at Burma Camp, he said the gesture is a reminder of the cost of freedom and security.

“This outward gesture is a reminder of the cost of freedom and security as well as a reflection of the pride and joy we share with those who served our nation courageously. By celebrating them, we give meaning to the cause for which they lived,” he said.

Major Oduro commended the service personnel for putting their lives on the line in defending the nation, adding: “they have made us proud and we are blessed to have known and served with them.”

He called on all serving military personnel to seize the opportunity to reaffirm their allegiance to the service of Ghana.

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In other news, an emotional video sighted by YEN.com.gh on JoyNews indicates how a man infected a student with HIV when she needed money to resit her West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Using the pseudo name, Akosua, she recounted how a man agreed to give her double the amount of money she needed for an exam, only if she spent a night with him.

Unfortunately for the 20-year-old SHS graduate, she contracted HIV after she had unprotected sex with the man who promised to pay for her exam fees.

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