By Ex WOI Bright Segbefia:

Col Nutakor handing over the money to Ex WOI Emmanuel Kumah, contingent commanderThe 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,’ promise he made a few weeks as, he reviewed the said parade. The amount was released to the Executive Director of VAG, Col Chris Nutakor (Rtd) through the VAG Board Chairman, Cdre Steve Obimpeh.

Without wasting time, Col Nutakor called for the assemblage of the contingent at the VAG Hall in Accra for the money to be shared among them. On Friday, 8 April, 2016, the Executive Director, accompanied by the VAG Director of Finance, Lt Col Yaw Okyere-Adjekum, presented the money to the contingent commander, Ex WOI Emmanuel Kumah in the presence of their Regional Chairman and Regional Officer, Ex WOI Robert Kumah and Ex WOI Tweneboa Kodua Ompong, respectively. Each of the 32 contingent members signed for GHC150.00.

Col. Nutakor profusely thanked the Vice President for his concern for the veterans. He, nonetheless, appealed for more of such support so that the veterans would feel more appreciated for their sacrifice for the nation and humanity. A veteran, Ex Sgt Clement Adranu, a 94-year old 2WW participant, could not hide his joy at receiving the money, saying he would give it to his wife to prepare a nice meal for them to enjoy.

Col Nutakor (Rtd.) called on veterans to remain united so that with that unity, VAG would be in a better position to achieve its set objectives for the good of all members. He lauded Cdre Obimpeh for his leadership.

The gathering was allowed to ask questions or make suggestions that could lead to positive changes to the Administration. Various concerns were expressed and the Executive Director explained them one after the other.

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