The ceremonial division, administrative inspection and fleet review have been held at the Western Naval Command
(WNC) in Sekondi on Friday 30 October 2020 to assess the state of preparedness of the Ghana Navy ships and shore establishments.
The biennial inspection rotates among the various commands of the navy and brings to
attention the readiness of the Navy to combat security threats. A team of personnel from
the naval headquarters who are well vested in the different trades and branches of the Navy
conducted the administrative inspection to set the grounds ready for the Chief of Naval Staff’s
(CNS) inspection. Reports are then sent to the headquarters with copies to the various units to
effect necessary corrections accordingly.
The parade was made up of Officer contingent, senior rating contingent, an all-male and all-female
contingents, junior rating contingent, and the Ghana Navy Regimental Band.
At the parade, the CNS, Rear Admiral Seth Amoama commended leadership at all levels and expressed
satisfaction in the command’s resilience in performing tasks and also encouraged personnel to work
with zeal. He further applauded the Commodore Superintendent Naval Dockyard, Commodore Wayoe for the
efficient use of limited logistics to run the yard and also service the equipment on-board the ships
which gave the command the momentum to cross the equator ‘Crossing the Line’.
The CNS reminded personnel of government’s efforts in retooling the navy and the Ghana Armed Forces at
large which includes accommodation for military personnel. He hinted that, the navy was making effort to
complete accommodation projects in the Western region which were at various stages of completion and as
well replicate the Biekro barracks located in Tema for personnel in Sekondi.
The Admiral acknowledged the effort put into the training of personnel and stressed that, he will ensure
personnel had the requisite training to man various naval platforms.
At the parade, Commanding Officers of the ships that sailed to the equator GNS YAA ASANTEWAA, GNS GARINGA,
GNS EHWOR AND GNS BLIKA together with their Coxswains were awarded certificates and King Neptune Badges
on behalf of their ships’ company to mark the significant event of Crossing the Line. Eight personnel
and a Civilian Employee were also awarded with citations and fridges for distinguishing themselves in
their various units.
Witnessing the parade were the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Frank Hanson, the Metropolitan Chief
Executive for Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Mr Abdul Mumin Issah, Formation Commanders, Senior
Officers, Retired Officers and Ratings, representatives from sister security services.