Akufo-Addo appoints new National Security and NIB bosses

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President Akufo-Addo has appointed Edward Kweku Asomani as the new National Security Coordinator.

The appointment which takes effect from August 8, 2022, will see Edward Asomani, who is currently the Deputy National Security Coordinator, taking the role as new head while Nana Attobrah Quaicoe heads the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).

“In accordance with Section 20 (1) of the Security and Intelligence Agencies Act, 2020 (Act 1030), President Akufo-Addo has subsequently appointed Edward Asomani, Deputy National Security Co-ordinator, to act as National Security Co-ordinator, with effect from Monday, 8 August 2022.

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“The confirmation of his appointment is subject to the receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the National Security Council, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission,” a statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Office of the President, Eugene Arhin said.

The confirmation of the appointment is subject to the receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the National Security Council, given in consultation with the Public Service Commission.

Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Francis Adu-Amanfoh, who was the national security coordinator, has been “reassigned by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to act as special advisor to the President for the Accra Initiative,” the statement added.

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The Accra Initiative was launched in September 2017 by Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire as a vehicle for enhanced security co-operation amongst the countries, in response to the growing threats of terrorism and violent extremism in West Africa.

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