Ghana names new Chief of Defence Staff

Rear Admiral Quashie - The new CDS
Rear Admiral Quashie – The new CDS

President John Dramani Mahama has appointed Rear Admiral Matthew Quashie as Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) of the Ghana Armed Forces.

Until his appointment, Rear Admiral Quashie, who takes over from Lt Gen. Peter Blay, was the Chief of Naval Staff.

A statement issued by the Office of the President Wednesday said Air Vice Marshall Michael Samson-Ojey retains his position as Chief of Air Staff.

Commodore Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro, former Chief of Staff at the Defence Headquarters would take over as Chief of Naval Staff, while Brigadier-General Richard Opoku-Adusei, former General Officer Commanding the Northern Command of the Ghana Army becomes the Chief of Army Staff.

The statement said the appointments were in line with the powers conferred on the President, who is also the Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces.

The President would swear in the service chiefs later Thursday.

Source: Daily Graphic

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