President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has charged some 132 newly commissioned officers of the Ghana Armed Forces to take actions that would enhance and maintain the standards of the service.

According to President Akufo-Addo, the newly commissioned officers should not bring the name of Ghana and the Ghana Armed Forces into disrepute.

Speaking at a graduation ceremony of the regular course 59 officer cadets at the Ghana Military Academy at Teshie in Accra on Friday, President Akufo-Addo urged the Officers to be professional and diligent in discharging their duties.

“Ghana occupies a very respectable and envious position on the world stage and is regarded as the beacon of stability on the continent as well as enjoys the pride of place in the area of peacekeeping,” he said.

He added: “You are, thus, to guard yourselves against acts that are likely to bring the name of our beloved country and the image of the Ghana Armed Forces into disrepute. Your actions should be to enhance or at the very least maintain the standards set by predecessor generations of officers of the Armed Forces.”

He also urged the newly commissioned officers to be mindful of the fact that their military uniforms are not for intimidating civilians but are for their protection and for security of the territorial integrity of the nation.

He pledged government’s continuous support to empower the Military with logistics that would make the force globally competitive.