Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, Rear Admiral Issah Adam Yakubu
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, to act as the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) effective Friday, February 5, 2021, pending consultation with the yet-to-be-constituted Council of State.
This follows the completion of the tour of duty and subsequent retirement from the Ghana Armed Forces on February 5, 2021 of the current CDS, Lt. Gen. Obed Boamah Akwa.
A statement from the presidency and signed by acting Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin, said “the President has expressed his gratitude to him for his dedicated and meritorious service to the Ghana Armed Forces and to the nation.”
The President has also appointed Rear Admiral Issah Adams Yakubu to act as the Chief of Naval Staff also with effect from Friday, February 5, 2021, pending consultation with the yet-to-be-constituted Council of State.
Until his new appointment, Rear Admiral Yakubu, was the Chief of Staff at the General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces.
He is therefore, in due course and in accordance with applicable regulation, to appoint a new Chief of Staff at the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces.
By Charles Takyi-Boadu