September 26, 2020

Ghana Armed Forces honours 95-year old veteran

The 95-year old Second World War veteran, Private Joseph Ashitey who set himself the challenge of raising funds to support frontline workers in the fight against the coronavirus disease in the country has been honoured by the Ghana Armed Forces.

Private Ashitey undertook a 2km walk along the Osu Oxford Street for seven continuous days to raise GH₵290, 000 for the fight against COVID-19.

His effort attracted international recognition and earned him the Commonwealth Points of Light Award in the UK.

For his outstanding effort, Private Ashitey was conferred and decorated with the rank of Warrant Officer I which is the highest rank at the Junior Division of the Ghana Armed Forces.

Source: General News

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