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General News Sat, 24 Nov 2001

Biah takes over as Commanding Officer of 4BN

Lieutenant-Colonel George Ayisombo Biah, on Friday took over from Lt.-Col. Fuseini Iddrisu as the new Commanding Officer (CO) of the Fourth Infantry Battalion in Kumasi.

Lt.-Col. Fuseni who is being posted to the Army Combat Training School in Accra as Chief Instructor has been CO for the past four year.

A military parade was organised at the Uddara Barracks Square for the out-going officer, who inspected the parade, commanded by Captain Atsu Asem. The reading of a citation and the presentation of a plaque and a stool to the CO followed it.

Lt-Col. Iddrisu performed the handing over of colours and decorated the in-coming CO with the Unit Muffler and lanyard and the out-going CO was driven out of the barracks in a military jeep.

In an address, in which the promotions of five soldiers from lance corporals to full corporals and four with the rank of privates to lance corporals were announced, the out-going CO observed that discipline has improved tremendously.

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He said the Unit's performance continued to reflect in their professional endeavours both at home and abroad, adding that the command in conjunction with the Police has brought peace to the region.

Lt-Col. Iddrisu said the Unit has continued to support the development activities of the people at Sokoban, Wamase and Nyankyenase and that the relationship between the people was cordial.

He called for the continuation of this mutual relationship between the military and civilians to ensure peace and development.

The out-going CO asked the men and women of the battalion and other workers there to support the in-coming CO to enable him work effectively.

Source: GNA
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