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Defence Force


Professional Army.


Army, Navy, Air Force, Police Force, Civil Defence

Manpower availability:

  • Armed forces: ACTIVE          13,500 (IISS 2009)
  • Army: 5,000 men with 50 armoured cars. (2003)
  • Navy: 1,000 men with four coastal vessels. (2003)
  • Air force: 1,000 men with 19 combat aircraft no armed helicopters (2003)
  •  (Source: The Military Balance, 2000/2001 IISS)

Defence expenditures

$30 million; 0.8% of GDP (1994 est.)

Chief of Defence Staff

Rear Admiral Matthew Quashie

Chief of Naval Staff

Commodore Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro

Chief of Air Staff

Air Vice Marshall Michael Samson-Ojey

Chief of Army Staff

Brigadier-General Richard Opoku-Adusei

Commandant of the Military Academy and Training Schools.

Real Admiral E. A Bonsu, Commandant of the Military Academy Training School

Commandant of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College

Air Commodore Issifu Sakibu Kadri

Commandant, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre

Brigadier General Obed Boamah Akwa



General Officer Commanding the Northern Command, Kumasi

Col Joseph Adu Boampong

General Officer Commanding Southern Command Accra

Col. Sampson Kudjo Adjei

Director of Public relation

Col M'Bawine Atintande


The Director of Public Relations
Directorate of Public Relations
General Headquarters
Burma Camp-Accra

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