- A former NADMO boss has been appointed to lead a UN peacekeeping force
- The appointment was made by Secretary General
- He will be taking over from the forces previous commander, from India
Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri, a former NADMO (National Disaster Management Organization) National Coordinator, has been appointed to lead the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force.
According to a UN report published on Friday, October 13th, Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri has been tasked with the responsibility to Head the UNDOF.
Major General Vib-Sanziri will be taking over from the force's previous commander, Major General Jai Shanker Menon from India, who's assignment was done on September 20th.
Major General Vib-Sanziri, a graduate of the Nigeria Armed Forces Command and General Staff College, Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, and the United States General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
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Having enjoyed a 32 year long career since he joined the Ghana Armed Forces in 1985, Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri's also gathered extensive peacekeeping experience, with deployments to Lebanon in '88, Rwanda in '93, Sierra Leon in '99, and Liberia in '07.
The appointment, made United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, sees Major General Vib-Sanziri become the first Ghanaian national to occupy that position.
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