Lt Col Abass Atuluk on Friday, November 2nd took over from Colonel Emmanuel Opare Nyante as the commanding officer of the great second infantry battalion (2BN).At a pulling out ceremony inside the Myohaung barracks, the General Officer Commanding the Southern Command of the Ghana Army who was also the guest of honor at the handing and taking over of command parade in Apremdo, Brigadier General Thomas Oppong-Peprah said the Southern Command counts on the Great Second Battalion to be there when it matters most, responding to natural disasters, preparing for contingencies, confronting criminal network and disrupting their modus of operating and the operations to achieve this have been OPERATION SAFE, OPERATION CALM LIFE, OPERATION HALT and recently contributing troops to OPERATION VANGUARD. “2BN also takes part in international peace keeping operations to promote the rule of law and democratic principles and help strengthen professional militaries that respect human rights”, he added.
Lauding the efforts of Colonel Emmanuel Opare Nyante despites his one year nine months stay at 2BN, Brigadier General Oppong-Peprah mentioned he built a legacy of leadership and integrity among the officers, men and women under his command as he harnessed resources to achieve specific aims with understanding dexterity.
As a result of his exemplary leadership Col Opare Nyante is said to have re-constructed a cookhouse to the standard of a first class restaurant. Constructed a borehole to improve on water supply, Constructed an operational complex i.e. Akwa Complex, which is the first of its kind in Ghana Armed Forces.
He constructed a modern car park to be fitted with solar panel roofing and also initiated the construction of a 3 bedroom 24 unit, 3 storey accommodation for senior commanding officers and the list goes on.
Before his appointment as the commanding officer of 2BN, Colonel Emmanuel Opare Nyante was the command operations officer at the headquarters southern command. He now heads to the Kofi Annan international Peace keeping Training Center where he would be serving as a Course Director, and will train not only personnel from the Ghana Armed Forces but other sister security services, civil institutions and members of some international bodies.
In a rather brief statement, Colonel Emmanuel Opare Nyante said, “I am thankful the Chief of the Army Staff and the entire military High Command most sincerely for the confidence reposed in me as the commander of this great Unit”.
He however requested that the same support rendered to him to be giving to the incoming commander, Lt. Col. Atuluk to achieve more for the unit and mother Ghana.
Kojo Ennimil Arthur |spicefmonline.com |Ghana