The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt Gen Peter Augustine Blay, has called on personnel of all the security services to remain united and work together to sustain peace and stability in the country especially before, during and after the upcoming general elections.
The CDS asked the personnel to always work as a team in order to carry out their duties effectively and thus provide the needed serene atmosphere for the December polls. He was speaking as the guest of honor during the closing ceremony of “Exercise Bridget” ( Ex Bridget) organized by 6 Garrison of the Ghana Armed Forces based in the Northern Region. The event was held at the 6 Infantry Battalion football field in Tamale on Thursday, 2 August 2012.
Lt. Gen Blay encouraged security service personnel to be supportive of each other and forge ahead for a common goal of maintaining peace and order in the country. The CDS congratulated participants for exhibiting a high sense of discipline and professionalism and urged them to let it reflect in the discharge of their duties.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the 6 Garrison Commander, Air Cdre P.K Ayisa, said Ex- Bridget was organized with the aim of fostering cooperation, coordination, information flow and support amongst themselves as security personnel of their dear nation, Ghana.
He said this aim, it was believed, would engender interoperability amongst the security services especially as the nation prepared for the December 2012 general elections. Air Cdre Ayisa entreated all personnel to display exemplary conduct and be disciplined as they went about their duties.
He added, “during this period, the eyes of the general public would be on us, our sense of professionalism would be challenged and our professed neutrality would be tested. We are therefore cautioned to be extra vigilant from now till the general elections and thereafter”.
Air Cdre Ayisa asked personnel of the security services to let service with honor be their guiding principle as their profession as security personnel enjoined them to be loyal to the state in order to maintain peace and security.