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Ghana Air Force Confirms Death of Officer who Collapsed During Independence Day Parade

The Ghana Air Force mourns the untimely passing of Flight Sergeant Armah Nii Okai Mensah Alfred, who collapsed during the 67th Independence Day Parade and later passed away at the Koforidua Government Hospital.

The Ghana Air Force has announced with deep sadness the untimely passing of Flight Sergeant (F/SGT) Armah Nii Okai Mensah Alfred, who served as the Supernumerary for the Air Force Male Contingent during the 67th Independence Day Parade in Koforidua, Eastern Region.

The tragic incident occurred at the Koforidua Government Hospital, where F/Sgt Armah was undergoing medical treatment after collapsing during the parade held at the Koforidua Youth Resource Centre on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

Described as a dedicated, respectful, and proficient Airman, F/Sgt Armah was known for his unwavering commitment to duty and professionalism.

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Following the heartbreaking news, a delegation led by the Chief Staff Officer, Air Commodore Eric Yirenkyi, visited the family of the deceased on Thursday, March 7, 2024, to officially convey the news. Subsequently, F/Sgt Armah’s body was received at the Air Force Base Accra.

The Ghana Air Force, in a statement, extended its deepest sympathies to all affected by this loss, particularly the family of the deceased. The statement appealed to the public to respect the family’s privacy during this challenging time.

The Ghana Air Force stands in solidarity with the family and loved ones of Flight Sergeant Armah Nii Okai Mensah Alfred during this difficult period. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Read the entire statement below;

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AIR FORCE MOURNS THE LOSS OF FLIGHT SERGEANT ARMAH

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden death of Flight Sergeant (F/SGT) Armah Nii Okai Mensah Alfred. He was the Supernumerary for the Air Force Male Contingent on parade during the 67th Independence Day Parade which took place on Wednesday 6 March 2024 at the Koforidua Youth Resource Centre.

The sad event occurred at the Koforidua Government Hospital where he was receiving treatment after he collapsed during the 67th Independence Day Anniversary Parade. F/Sgt Armah was a hardworking, respectful and professional Airman. He was diligent and highly proficient in his chosen career and his absence would be sorely missed.

Meanwhile, a delegation led by the Chief Staff Officer, Air Commodore Eric Yirenkyi, visited the family of the deceased on Thursday 7 March 2024 to officially convey the news. His body was later received at the Air Force Base Accra.

We convey our deepest sympathies to all, especially the deceased family and we entreat all to respect the privacy of the family of the late Senior Non-Commissioned Officer during this difficult period. Funeral announcements will be communicated later.

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