The 6 Infantry Battalion of the Ghana Armed Forces in Kamina, Tamale, has honoured Pastor Isaac Deku, the Kamina Barracks District Minister of The Church of Pentecost, and his family, for their selfless service to officers and soldiers of the Unit.
The ceremony, held on Thursday, July 20, 2023, as part of the appreciation week organised for the outgoing District Minister and his family, had in attendance Lt. Col. Jeremiah Yao Agbeko Ankuyi (Commanding Officer of the Unit), Major Thomas Himneh (the Second-in-Command), SWO Kofi Mensah (the Regimental Sergeant), chaplains of various denominations in the Unit, and other key appointment holders.
Also present were some officers and soldiers of the 6 Infantry Battalion, as well as ministers, officers, and members of The Church of Pentecost.
Speaking at the event, Lt. Col. Jeremiah Yao Agbeko Ankuyi acknowledged the general difficulty there is in leading people, especially the flock of God, and praised Pastor Deku for his selfless efforts in making a distinguishing mark in his personal life and in the spiritual lives of the people in the Unit.
He concluded his speech with a prayer and well-wishes for the minister.
Abdul-Rahim Yamusah (the Garrison Imam), other officers of the Unit, and members of the Kamina Barracks District also took turns to eulogize the minister and his family.
As a token of their gratitude, the Commanding Officer led his officers and soldiers to present Pastor Deku and his family with a giant plaque of honor bearing the logo of the 6 Infantry Battalion and a citation.
These gifts, according to Lt. Col. Agbeko Ankuyi, would serve as a tangible expression of appreciation for the selflessness and dedication the minister and his family had demonstrated at the Unit.
Overwhelmed by the gesture, Pastor Isaac Deku, on behalf of his family, expressed heartfelt appreciation to the leadership and the entire membership of the Unit.
He also prayed that the ties between the Church and the Unit would deepen even more as they prepare to receive a new minister.
Report by Overseer Isaac Kwabena Tagoe (Assistant Area Reporter, Tamale)