The Ugandan High Commissioner in Ghana, Brigadier S.O. Opolot, attended the graduation ceremony of Ugandan?
GVs Crowd and army officers watching parade (2 shots)
MVs Troops on parade and inspection by Brigadier Opolot and others (4 shots)
SCU Colonel D.A. Asare are Opolot seated on stand
GV & CU Troops parading past stand (3 shots)
CU & MV Opolot taking salute
GV Cadets at attention
MV Presentation of cana to Senior Under Officer Innocent Igoma
SCU People looking on
SCU Presentation of book prize to Junior Under Officer George Basse-Kimuli
GV People watching presentation and listening, PAN to Opolot making speech
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Background: The Ugandan High Commissioner in Ghana, Brigadier S.O. Opolot, attended the graduation ceremony of Ugandan cadets at the Ghana Military Academy in Teshie on Saturday (June 24). The 19 officer cadets had just completed a six-month course at the Ghanaian Academy, the second group to do so -- the previous one was in 1965.
Brigadier Opolot -- who was accompanied by the Acting Commander of the Academy, Colonel David Asare -- reviewed the graduation parade and presented a wards to the top cadets. Later, he spoke the them, telling them their training was designed to make them military leaders of Uganda, that their loyalty to the nation must be absolute and unquestionable, in spite of long, tedious, and sometimes demanding assignments.