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President appoint Major General Thomas Oppong as the new CDS of Ghana Armed Forces.

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Major General Thomas Oppong-Peprah, has been appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), effective Thursday, February 1, 2024.

This is part of changes in the military hierarchy made by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

This was made known in a press statement issued on Wednesday night (January 24, 2024] by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the Presidency.

This appointment has been made subject to consultation with the Council of State, pursuant to the provisions of Article 212 of the Constitution of the Republic, the statement added.

It said it follows the imminent completion of the tour of duty and subsequent retirement from the Ghana Armed Forces, on Thursday, 1st February 2024, of the current Chief of Defence Staff, Vice Admiral Seth Amoama.

President Akufo-Addo has expressed his deep gratitude to him for his devoted and meritorious service to the Ghana Armed Forces and to the nation, the statement added.

The President has also appointed Major General Bismarck Kwasi Onwona as Chief of Army Staff, in succession to Major General Thomas Oppong-Peprah, with effect from Thursday, 1st February 2024.

This appointment has also been made subject to consultation with the Council of State, pursuant to the provisions of Article 212 of the Constitution of the Republic.

Major General Onwona, until his new appointment, was the Commandant of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College.

Rear Admiral Issah Adams Yakubu and Air Vice Marshal Frederick Asare Kwasi Bekoe remain in their positions as Chief of Naval Staff and Chief of Air Staff respectively.