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Mrs Akosua Frema Osei Opare, the Chief of Staff at the Presidency has appealed to the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to actualize a appropriate board for females in the service, which would advice abode their concerns.
She said an absolute board to attending at female-related issues in GAF will enhance their achievement in the service, as able-bodied as access behavior that would abolish barriers in changeable application and advancement.
Mrs Osei Opare fabricated this address at a celebrated all-female array captivated at the Abugah Square, Armoured Reconnaissance (RECCE) Regiment, as allotment of a week-long anniversary of 60 years of changeable accord in Ghana’s aggressive service.
Mrs Osei Opare said government is accommodating to action any bare abutment to ensure gender adequation in the military.
“Day-in day out, women are acceptable acquainted of the charge for them to accompany and abide in the boilerplate of decision-making, comedy advance controlling roles and with the awareness, has emerged the realisation that, through adamantine assignment and perseverance, gender stereotyping may become a affair of the past,” Mrs Opare Osei stated.
She said, women’s accomplishments charge not be perceived to be aggressive for dominance, but rather as a accompaniment to their macho counterparts.
Mrs Opare Osei said, Ghana would abide to abutment GAF to attain the United Nations recommended changeable allocation in Accord Abutment Operations, authoritative it active and acknowledging to civic and all-embracing obligations.
The array had 22 admiral and 203 soldiers of the Army, Navy and Air Force, basic 6 contingents.
Awards were presented to retired and confined changeable aggressive bodies who acclaimed themselves in assertive areas. These were; retired Colonel Faustina Cecilia Yebuah, a above Deputy Director of Medical Services, Brigadier General Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu – aboriginal changeable Commanding Officer of the Pay Regiment and aboriginal changeable General of GAF and was appointed as the Deputy Force Commander of the UN mission in Western Sahara,
Others were; Naval Captain Faustina Boakyewaa Anokye Boakye – aboriginal changeable Director of Civilian Establishment, Wing Commander Selassi Agbenyefia – aboriginal changeable in West Africa to adventure into helicopter aerodynamics and aboriginal changeable to anytime pilot in any UN mission, Warrant Officer Doris(WO1) Enyonam Awittor – aboriginal woman to be awarded the Base Commander’s Award.
The blow were retired WO1 Owusuaa – aboriginal changeable to drive any abundant assignment agent and with 30 years of admirable service. WO2 Rosina Dogbatse – aboriginal changeable armoured agent disciplinarian and Mechanical Engineer.
Records announce that Ghana is the additional accomplished contributor of troops to the United Nations peacekeeping operations.
GAF women are deployed and gallantly assuming accord abutment operations in Lebanon, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Mali and the Central African Republic, either as assemblage or as allotment of formed troops.
Dignitaries present at the array included; the Defence Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Bimbilla – Dominic Nitiwul, Deputy Defence Minister and MP for Nkoranza – retired Major Derek Oduro, the Chief of the Defence Staff – Lieutenant General Obed Boamah Akwa, Chief of the Army Staff – Major General William Azure Ayamdo, Chief of the Naval Staff – Rear Admiral Seth Amoama and Chief of the Air Staff – Air Vice Marshall Frank Hanson.