Celebrating Ex WO1/ACFO Stephen Agbeli

Gati Jesse

Gati Jesse

Published on March 6, 2024

Ex WO1/ACFO Stephen Agbeli, affectionately known as Agbeli by many, was born on August 1st as the first child of Madam Afi Dugbaza and the first son of Kofi Gah, both of blessed memories. From an early age, Stephen displayed a strong work ethic, never shying away from household chores, a trait that would define his life.

Stephen Agbeli
Stephen Agbeli

After completing elementary school, he stayed with his uncle, who was in the Ghana Army, at Burma Camp. He later embarked on a journey of service, joining the Ghana Army. He was initially stationed at the Mortar Regiment, now 66 Artillery, in Ho, where he dutifully served for several years before being transferred to the Amour Reconnaissance Regiment in Burma Camp as a clerk.

Stephen Agbeli served the Army enthusiastically during his tenure there; he worked with Major General Neville Alexander Odartey-Wellington (1934–1979), a Ghanaian army commander who was Chief of Army Staff of the Ghana Army from 1978 to 1979. He was with him when he was killed in combat while leading loyal troops against revolting forces during Ghana’s June 4, 1979, military insurrection, which overthrew the Supreme Military Council II administration commanded by Fred Akuffo.

Stephen Agbeli’s commitment to duty stretched beyond Ghana’s boundaries, as he served in both domestic and foreign missions under the banners of the 

United Nations and the African Union, demonstrating his dedication to global peace and security.

Stephen received numerous prizes and honors throughout his term in government, both domestic and international.

Stephen Agbeli
Stephen Agbeli
Stephen Agbeli

Because of his passion and commitment, he was granted the opportunity to serve in the Ghana Fire Service, where he was among the first officers commissioned. Stephen Kwabla Agbeli progressed through the ranks to become the Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO). He served for several years before retiring from active duty. A man of unwavering resolve and tenacity who is not afraid of any challenge. He was married to Madam Grace, who had lovely children with him. Stephen Agbeli died of a short illness in 2013.

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