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Major General (Maj Gen) Matthew Essien has assumed leadership at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), taking over the reins and responsibilities from his predecessor, Maj Gen Bismack Kwesi Onwona.

The transition occurred during a brief ceremony on Tuesday, 16 April 2024, at his office in Otu Barracks, Teshie.

The in-coming commandant received a comprehensive briefing on the operational, logistical, and administrative aspects of the college from his predecessor.

The ceremony, dignified by the presence of the Chief of Staff (COS) at the General Headquarters, Maj Gen Joseph Price Osei-Owusu, marked a significant milestone in the annals of the college. It featured a quarter guard and a band display, symbolizing the departure of the former commandant and the inauguration of the new leader.

Handing and taking over ceremonies serve as a platform for the outgoing Commanders to bid farewell to officers and staff of the command, while also facilitating the establishment of rapport between the incoming Commanding Officer and the personnel of the command, ensuring a smooth transition of leadership and continuity of operations.