This appointment has been made following the completion of the tour of duty and subsequent retirement from the Ghana Armed Forces, on February 5, 2021, of the current Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. O.B Akwa.
The president has expressed his gratitude to him for his dedicated and meritorious service to the Ghana Armed Forces and to the nation, an official statement from the Office of the President said.
President Akufo-Addo has also appointed, with effect from Friday, February 5, 2021, Rear Admiral Issah Adams Yakubu to act as Chief of Naval Staff, also pending consultation with the yet-to-be-constituted Council of State.
Rear Admiral Yakubu, until his new appointment, was the Chief of Staff at General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces.
Akufo-Addo appoints new Chief of Defence Staff
The President will, in due course, in accordance with applicable regulation, appoint a new Chief of Staff at General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces.
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