ALUMNI IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Superintendent Commodore Samuel Angmor ( Odadee 1980)
(aka Azoto Bee, Commodore Superintendent Naval Dockyard, Sekondi & PRESEC Sportsman Par Excellence)
“It never entered my father’s mind nor my mind ever to do a job other than at one’s best ability.” – Lord Mountbatten, Admiral of the Fleet British Royal Navy
Clerk House was on the verge of defeat in that Inter House Volley match up with Akro. It was points sets match and a point for Akro was all they needed to triumph. Not when Odadee Samuel Angmor was playing. A decisive block by him gave Clerk another chance and proved the game changer. Such is the personification of Odadee Samuel Angmor: Determination, Perseverance and Tenacity in any endeavor.
This former student of Police Depot Primary & Middle Schools, was in Presec from 1975 to 1982. Some of his mates were Solomon Dadebo, Samuel Ofosuhene ,Samuel Addo(Obito),Fred Pappoe(Papsay) Konie Mensah(Big Bula),George Nipa Sasraku(Sas), George Quartey, Ebenezer Lamptey, and Dominic Efah Adane(Anyaayas) among others. Odadee Samuel Angmor was one of few Clerk House freshmen who did not cry when their parents dropped them off on that humid day in September 1975. No native of Odumase-Krobo has ever cried in a boarding house and Azoto kept the tradition going.
He served Presec as Assistant Grounds and Works Prefect but it was in the arena of sports that Odadee Samuel Angmor made an impressive impression on many in Presec. He was a 110 meters hurdler, 400 meters runner and skillful volleyball player who wore the PRESEC jersey with pride and competed fiercely. Odadee Angmor’s sporting achievements were not limited to PRESEC. He was a bronze medalist at West Africa University games in Burkina Faso (1989) with the KNUST volleyball team. ‘Makpor’ is the celebrated PRESEC food of all time and Azoto salivated on days this meal was being served in PRESEC dining hall.
Commodore Angmor enlisted into the Technical Branch of the Ghana Navy on 2nd November 1984 and was commissioned in October 1989 after successfully completing the Bsc Mechanical Engineering Degree program at then University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. So versatile was Odadee Angmor that he was one of six naval cadets to successfully complete parachute training at the Airborne Force in Tamale and awarded a full wing badge. Cdre Angmor also holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Affairs from Legon Centre of International Affairs of the University of Ghana. Between 1992 and 1995, Azoto Bee undertook training courses in Maintenance of MTU engine model 16V 538TB 91 in Friedrichshafen, Germany and Marine Engineering Specialization Course at the Centre of Marine Engineering Technology, INS SHIVAJI India. He is also a proud graduate of the Senior Staff Course and Defense Management Course at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College.
Professionally, Commodore Angmor served as Marine Engineer Officer on three naval ships namely, GNS SEBO, GNS ACHIMOTA and GNS ANZONE. Ashore, Commodore Angmor held many positions in the Navy spanning his 34 year career. Currently, he is the Commodore Superintendent at the Naval Dockyard, Sekondi. Typical of Presec products, Odadee Angmor has shown great leadership qualities and capabilities in the course of his work. He was the leader of a ten-man team that supervised the construction of four (4) Fast Patrol Boats built in China for the Ghana Navy. He also coordinated the team that supervised the rehabilitation of the Ghana Navy Slipway in Sekondi, Ghana that was commissioned in October 2012. Cdre Angmor has had a year tour each with United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone, African Union Mission in Sudan and ECOMOG operation in Sierra Leone.
Odadees are very resourceful and Odadee Azoto gave meaning and expression to that when one evening as he looked at the vast land behind his official residence, PRESEC Agric Science tutor Mr Yeboah’s “Agric is the art and science of raising crops and animals for man’s use and enjoyment” definition came to mind. Closely following in this memory exercise, was Chemistry Tutor Mr Preprah’s luxuriant backyard garden of the late 1970s. That was the self-motivation he needed and he immediately went to work and planted maize, pepper, okro, tomatoes and other crops as well as raising goats. So focused was Odadee Azoto that this backyard farm blossomed and won him the 2017 best backyard farmer at the 33rd Farmers’ Day celebration by the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly.
Odadee Angmor who is married with a son, loves watching football, gardening and breaking bread with friends. Next time you are in Sekondi area, pass by the naval base and you will get a sumptuous lunch at the Officers’ Mess courtesy Commodore Angmor. Azoto Bee, we throw salute
Appreciation comes in many forms. When Captain R. A. B. Edwards Chief of Royal Naval Operations plotted the sinking of German Ship Bismarck, he got a breakfast date with Winston Churchill. Father Odadee is also inviting all her sons in the military as guests of honor at the grand durbar on Saturday September 15th 2018. Please come in your uniforms.