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General News of Saturday, 28 October 2017


Ghana Navy will not compromise on discipline and hard work - Faidoo

Rear Admiral Peter Kofi Faidoo, Chief of Naval Staff, has said the Ghana Navy would not compromise on discipline and hard work despite the challenges of the command.

"Discipline is the soul and bedrock of the army and navy and would not be compromised".

Rear Admiral Faidoo said this during a ceremonial parade held at the Western Naval Base Command in Sekondi as part of his one week tour of the command.

The tour is an annual routine for the Chief of Staff to do a departmental inspection of the Naval base including, Ghana Navy Stores Depot, Naval dock complex, the training school, armoury, swimming pool/cement shed/multi-purpose court and gym to ascertain the achievements and challenges so as to make the needed amends.

He commended the officers and men for their professionalism and hard work despite the numerous challenges such as inadequate funds, transport, accommodation, and logistics confronting the command.

Rear Admiral Faidoo said his outfit was doing everything possible to help address some of the teething problems facing the command.

He said "we are not oblivious of your problems and will continue to prompt, remind and indeed worry the government until we get your supplies to execute your mandate".

The Chief of staff said in order to address some of the problems he has asked for cash ration allowance to improve feeding, supply the needed clothing as the staff numbers increased as well as procure the needed materials for fleet maintenance to ensure all time readiness of the fleets.

Rear Admiral Faidoo said both residential and office accommodation of the command would be given the needed boost saying "very soon you will see action".

He said "am proud of your resilience, flair, and ingenuity and Ghana indeed has a proud Navy".

Rear Admiral Faidoo commended them for the constant patrols of the oil fields prior to the resolution of the dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast.

He also commended them for their good training and urged them to improve on their individual skills and physical training.

In all six people made up of four officers and two civilians were given citation for their meritorious duties.