Retired Officers Join RAFOWA To Entertain Veterans

Members of RAFOWA in a group photograph with some veterans after the occassion.

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 Grant, Flt Lt Adja-Codjoe and Mr Joseph Aphysically-challenged veteran and an amputee, Ex Cpl Tetteh, receiving a gift from RAFOWA.KwekuAning, were delighted to be part of the occasion, as it underscored the cohesion between Ex-Service men and Retired Officers.

The president of RAFOWA, Mrs Patience Sala Agbemasu, said they owed it a duty to put smiles on the faces of the veterans at the Legion Village.Paying a tribute to the founder of the organisation, Mrs Margaret Okine, she said the organisation carries out this activity after every annual celebration of Remembrance Day to let the veterans know of how much their contribution to the nation’speace and the world at large isappreciated by RAFOWA.

A veteran, Ex Sgt Clement Adranu, receiving a gift from RAFOWA.They presented a glut of food items, drinks and an undisclosed amount of money to each of the veterans, two of whom have had an arm amputated. While the mishap of one of them, Ex S/Sgt Ahlijah occurred during the revolutionary uprising, that of the other, Ex Cpl Tetteh was involved in an accident in line of duty at his former unit, then Medium Mortar Regiment, now 66 artillery, Ho, in 1979. The latter’s mobility is now dependent upon a wheel chair.

Mrs Esther Abba Hagan, secretary of the Association disclosed that funds for the annual event are from voluntary contributions of members.

An amputee-veteran, Ex S-Sgt Ahlijah, receiving some money from RAFOWA.Ex S/Sgt Ahlijah, highly commended RAFOWA for their gesture, saying: ‘we cannot forget of their wonderful kindness towards us all these years.’ He wished them long life and God’s mercy. The caretaker of the Village, EX WOI Akomea-Boateng also showered praises on the Organisation, describing them as true mothers. He appealed for similar support from others.

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