President John Dramani Mahama, who is also the Commander In Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces has announced changes in the top hierarchy of the army.
In a major shakeup, AVM Samson Michael-Oje replaces Vice Admiral Matthew Quarshie as the Chief of Defence Staff. Vice Admiral Quarshie has been appointed an Ambassador Designate.
The other appointments are as follows:
Chief of Air Staff: Air Commodore Maxwell Mantsebi-Tei Nagai
Chief of Naval Staff: Commodore Peter Kofi Faido
Chief of Staff at the General Headquarters: Brigadier General Sampson Kudjo Adeti
Chief of Army Staff however remains Major General Richard Kwame Opoku Adusei
Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) is the unified armed force of Ghana, consisting of the Army (GA), Navy (GN), and Air Force (GHF) military branches of the GAF. The GAF are supervised by the Ghanaian Ministry of Defence.
Ghana armed forces' Supreme Commander-in-Chief is the President of the Republic of Ghana, who is also the supreme military commander of the President's Own Guard Regiment (POGR) and of the Border Guard Unit (BGU). The supervision of the Ghana armed forces (GAF) is managed by the Minister of Defence and the Chief of Defence Staff.
The military of Ghana is considered as one of the best-equipped and high-trained militaries in Africa.
Source: Flagstaff House Communications Bureau