NEW YORK: A top Ghanaian military official has been appointed the head of the UN military observer group stationed along the LoC between India and Pakistan .

UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Major General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana as Chief Military Observer and Head of Mission for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).

Sakyi, 59, succeeds Major General Young-Bum Choi of the Republic of Korea, who completed his two-year assignment in June.

With more than 35 years of military command and staff experience at national and international levels, Sakyi served most recently as the Force Commander for the UN Mission in South Sudan.

He has held command and staff positions in the Ghana Armed Forces including Assistant Commandant of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Junior Division and Commander of the Army Combat Training School.