Category Archives: News


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Apr 2016

  The A/PRO of Veterans Administration, Ghana (VAG), Ex WOI Bright Segbefia, on 9 April, 2016, was at Army Recruit Training School (ARTS), Shai Hills, to talk about the poppy flower to the Greater Accra regional cadet corps rounding up their one week leadership training camp. Themed: ‘Leadership and patriotism, the role of the student volunteer cadet in nation building,’…

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Apr 2016

VICE PRESIDENT MOTIVATES VETERAN CONTINGENT

By Ex WOI Bright Segbefia: The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Mr Kwesi Amissah Arthur, has put smiles on the faces of members of Veteran Contingent that was on parade during the 68th anniversary of the 28th February Crossroad Shooting tragedy. Mr Amissah has donated an amount of GHC5, 000.00 to the contingent in fulfillment of a ‘package,’…

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Mar 2016

68th Crossroads Shooting Anniversary Parade Held

By EX WOI Bright Segbefia: The 68th anniversary parade of the 1948 Crossroads Shooting incident has been held at the Nationalism Park (Cenotaph) at Osu in Accra. Five Commissioned Officers and 155 men from the Police Service, Army, Air Force and Navy were on parade. The Veterans Administration, Ghana (VAG) also provided a contingent. The parade commander was Lt Cdr…

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Mar 2016

Donations To 2015 Poppy Appeal And General Support To VAG

Veterans Administration, Ghana (VAG), wishes to sincerely thank all those who donated last year in response to its Poppy Appeal. We also thank all others who have supported and continue to support VAG in diverse ways. VAG wishes you all a productive year and hopes to see more of your invaluable generosity for the welfare of the aged Veterans. Faith…

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Feb 2016

Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League To The Rescue Of Blind Veterans And Widows

By EX-WOI Bright Segbefia: Some people have wondered why Britain, our colonial master, should not have any obligations towards the surviving pre-independence veterans for their sacrifices during the 1st & 2nd World Wars. The argument has been that in view of their sterling role in these wars, the wellbeing of these veterans and their wives should concern Britain. However, in…

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Jan 2016

How Some Schools Are Supporting VAG

By EX WO1 Bright Segbefia: Three non-public schools have demonstrated their support for veterans Administration, Ghana (VAG) without measure. They have been very impressive in whatever they do in support of VAG. Faith Montessori School at Gbawe, Roman Ridge School, and Lincoln Community Schools, all in Accra, are the institutions under review. For Faith Montessori, established 27 years ago, not…

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Jan 2016

British Military Advisor Calls For Support For Ghanaian Veterans

By EX WOI Bright Segbefia: The Defence Advisor to the British High Commissioner in Ghana, Lt Col Ben Richards, has appealed for public support for Ghanaian veterans. He reminded the public that while most parts of the world enjoy the freedoms for which these veterans fought with some dying, the remaining veterans continue to need their support. He commended the…

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Jan 2016

2015 Remembrance Day Parade Held

By EX WOI Bright Segbefia: Teachers and students of Faith Montessori, based at Gbawe in Accra, were at the Osu War Cemetery on 11 November, 2015, for the third time running, to grace the Remembrance Day parade. Immaculately turned out, the students were led by two of their teachers, Mrs Gjan and Mr Francis Asirifi. They sat throughout the event…

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Jan 2016

Retired Officers Join RAFOWA To Entertain Veterans

Five Retired Commissioned Officers of the Ghana Armed Forces joined members of Retired Armed Forces Officers Wives’ Association (RAFOWA) at theRetired Commissioned Officers’ Club on 18 November, 2015, in Accra, to entertain some retired veterans staying at the Amasaman Legion Village. The Officers, Maj Hans Nsiah, Club Manager, Brig Gen Oppong-Kyekyeku, Wing Commander Robert Owu, President of the club;Col Elizabeth…

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Jan 2016

RCEL Officer Attends Myohaung Day Parade In Ghana

By Ex-WOI Bright Segbefia: The Welfare Officer of Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL), Capt Lance Gill, has graced this year’s Drum-Head service marking the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Myohaung at the 2nd Battalion of Infantry, known as Myohaung Barracks, in Takoradi, capital of Western Region of Ghana, about 3.5hrs’ drive from Accra, the national capital. Also in attendance…

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