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Former NADMO boss dies in Israel

The former National Disaster Management Organisation boss under the Mahama administration, Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri, has died in Israel.

Former NADMO boss dies in Israel

He was the Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) since 2017.

"Our nation has lost a fine, dedicated, professional military officer, who served his country and the global community with distinction. His was, certainly, a distinguished military career," President Nana Akufo-Addo said in a tribute.

“General Francis Vib-Sanziri will be remembered for his exemplary career and leadership at the service of United Nations Peacekeeping, including with UNIFIL, UNAMIR, UNMIL and UNAMSIL,” a statement from the Office of the Spokesperson for the US Secretary-General said.

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Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri joined the Ghanaian Armed Forces in 1985 and he has served in various positions.

He served as Director-General of the International Peace Support Operations at the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces since April 2017.

He also served as Assistant Director, Ghana Army Operations (1996-1998), Deputy Head of the Ghana Military Academy (2002-2004), Commanding Officer of an Infantry Battalion (2004-2009), Director for International Peacekeeping Support Operations in 2009 and Army Secretary at the Army Headquarters (2010-2011).

In 2014, he was appointed Director-General for Joint Operations, General Headquarters.

He also served as Director-General of the National Disaster Management Organization from 2015 to 2017.

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