[ 2012-06-16 ]
Every nation must honour its heroes-Gen Smith
Accra , June 15, GNA -Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith,
Minister of Defense, says in order to encourage
the youth to get involved in the national agenda,
it was important to show appreciation to citizens
who had devoted their lives to the service of the
"In the youth, we have a future behind us.
Everyone needs inspiration, and this is encouraged
by the way we show appreciation to those who have
served their nation in various aspects of national
Lt. Gen Smith said this on Friday in Accra, at a
send-off ceremony for the Chief Director of the
Ministry of Defense, Mr. Emmanuel Franklin
He observed that the "Better Ghana Agenda" slogan,
entreated all workers to be accountable saying "as
citizens, we should know that for the nation to
progress, we need to contribute our quota to the
best of our abilities."
Lt. Gen. Smith, described Mr. Ofosu-Appeah, as a
dedicated worker, who displayed an exemplary
loyalty as he was committed to his
"Mr. Ofosu-Appeah had a great sense of duty. He
has seen the Ministry transformed into a high
ethic based institution. He raised the moral of
workers, and effectively dealt with weaknesses
such as lateness to work and absenteeism," said
Lt. Gen Smith.
He described the out-going Chief Director as a
hard worker who was able to work around the clock
to deliver good results.
Lt. Gen. Smith expressed the hope that Mr.
Ofosu-Appeah, would be of assistance to the
ministry and the nation as a whole, whenever it
was required, due to his immense experience and
"I look forward to your continued interest in the
service of the nation, no matter where you find
yourself," he said.
A Quarter Guard was mounted, as part of activities
to mark the send off ceremony.
Source - GNA
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