President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Major General Thomas Oppong-Peprah as the new Chief of Army Staff.
He replaces Major General William Ayamdo, who has completed his tour duty ahead of retirement.
“Following the completion of the tour of duty and subsequent retirement from the Ghana Armed Forces of Major General William Ayamdo, the Chief of Army Staff, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has, in consultation with the Council of State, appointed Major General Thomas Oppong-Peprah, currently Chief of Staff at General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces, as the new Chief of Army Staff, effective Tuesday, 18th February 2020,” a statement signed by Director of Communication at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, said.
Commodore Issah Adams Yakubu has also been appointed as the Chief of Staff at the General Headquarters, following a recommendation by the Armed Forces Council and has also been promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral.
He replaces Major General Oppong-Peprah and takes office effective Wednesday, 19 February 2020.