- Former Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Vice-Admiral Matthew Quashie, has passed away
- Vice-Admiral Quashie passed away at the 37 Military Hospital, in the early hours of Thursday
- The former CDS had been battling an ailment since the demise of his wife in 2019
Sad news reaching YEN.com.gh has it that a former Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Vice-Admiral Matthew Quashie, has passed away.
According to Daily Graphic sources, Vice-Admiral Quashie passed away at the 37 Military Hospital, in the early hours of Thursday, January 9, 2020, where he had been on admission for some time.
Sources further revealed that the former CDS had been battling an ailment since the demise of his wife last somewhere in 2019.
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Vice-Admiral Quashie became the 27th CDS in March 2013, having been appointed by then-President John Dramani Mahama.
Vice-Admiral Quashie served as the Chief of Naval Staff from April 3, 2009 to March 28, 2013.
The late CDS has been described as a very easygoing officer who spearheaded many reforms during his tenure including the construction of accommodation facilities to address the perennial accommodation challenges within the Ghana Navy.
Similarly, he has been credited for initiating the procurement of naval patrol vessels as part of efforts to retool the Navy to perform to optimal efficiency.
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In other news, former Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways under the erstwhile President John Agyekum Kufuor administration, Alex Seidu Sofo has passed away.
The death of Alex Seidu Sofo, who is also a former Member of Parliament (MP) for the then Damongo-Daboya Constituency, died on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at West Gonja District Hospital where he was receiving treatment.
Until his demise, Alex Seidu was also a Chief from the Busunu Traditional Area (Chief Mfrawura) and is a native from Busunu in the current Savannah Region.
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