The Volta Region based 66 Artillery Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces has been blessed with a new Commanding Officer as the immediate past Commanding Officer’s tour came to an end.
In a colourful ceremony held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at the Obeng Square of the Volta Barracks, Col. Bernard Baba Pantoah who served as the CO of the regiment for three years handed over to Lt. Col. Edward Sarpong Appiah.
As tradition in the military requires, Col. Pantoah was pulled out of the barracks to signify his official exit.
The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa who was also in attendance of the ceremony showered praises on the pulled-out military officer whom he said will be missed in the region.
He described the Col. BB Pantoah as a person whose professionalism and leadership were key in stemming the activities of secessionists operating in the region.
“In the containment of activities of secessionists groups that emerged in the Volta Region, he displayed leadership and professionalism, he wrote in a social media post GhanaVanguard.com sighted.
According to the regional minister, the relative peace that now rains in the Alavanyo and Nkonya enclaves is as a result of the collaborative efforts of Col. BB Pantoah and the Volta Regional Security Council.
“As a Commanding Officer, Col. Pantoah played active roles in the functions and operations of the Volta Regional Security Council. He worked tirelessly towards ensuring and promoting the relative peace in the region,” he stated.
Dr. Letsa further added that; “He, particularly, was instrumental in the relative peace and security we have in the Alavanyo and Nkonya areas.”