Tema; Commodore J.O Kontoh pulled out of Eastern Naval Command



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The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Eastern Naval Command (ENC) Commodore Osei Kontoh has been “pulled out” as FOC of ENC in a ceremony held at the Eastern Naval Command, Tema to mark the end of his tenure.

A military parade was held as part of the ceremony in his honour at the parade square on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

While he stood in a port security boat of the Ghana Navy which had been hooked to a vehicle, some senior officers pulled the vehicle by ropes tied to it.

Speaking at the solemn ceremony, the outgoing FOC pointed out that his twenty-two months’ experience as FOC would remain the most memorable he has had in the Navy.

Commodore Kontoh took the opportunity to commend the Officers, men and civilian employees of the command for their tireless support and hard work that helped him realize his mission.


He recalled that though there were many challenging periods since his assumption of office at ENC, he was able to achieve a lot in his tenure; Some of which include rescuing of Marine 711 and the Turkish Vessel from pirates, illegal bunkering, construction of the regulating office, donation to the blind “Operation let the blind see” at Akuropong, construction of septic tank at the paradise barracks, renovate senior rates mess and facilitated the building of the amenity center close to Biekro Barracks.

He entreated them to offer the same unflinching support to the incoming FOC Commodore Samuel Walker to enable the command excel in its duties.


Commodore Kontoh expressed gratitude to all attendant including the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Seth Amoama and other individuals and organizations in and around Tema.
On the other hand, the Member of Parliament for Tema East constituency and Deputy Minister for Transport, Honourable Nii Kwartei Titus Glover donated 30 bags of cement to the command.


Present at the ceremony were the CNS, Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, past CNS’, Rear Admiral Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro, Rear Admiral Peter Faidoo, and Tema Mantse, Dr Nii Adjei Kraku II.

Ghana| Atinkaonline.com| Philip Azu