Pressure Mounts For Security Coordinator’s Removal

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    Credible information picked up by DAYBREAK from the corridors of power indicates that there are attempts to get the National Security Coordinator removed from office.

    It is unclear the crime of the recently appointed security capo, Major Gen. Francis Adu Amanfo (Rtd), but information says this agenda has already been set in motion by powers that be.

    The former army officer is being pursued by people said to be very close to President Akufo-Addo.

    His deputy, Edward Kweku Asomani is expected to take over from him this September in the event that those against his office succeed.

    The said close associate of the President is said to be very powerful even though he has no known appointment at the seat government. He also operates from his office at Labone in Accra.

    It is feared that, the said individual whose name is being withheld for obvious reason, may succeed if nothing is done immediately due to his closeness with the President and the authority and power the person wields within government circles.

    Already, there is anger within the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) by senior members especially national executives. They cannot come to terms with the plans to oust the former soldier.

    Recall that Major General Adu Amanfo (Rtd), was appointed by President Akufo-Addo earlier this year.

    He was appointed together with his deputy Kweku Asomani. At the time a circular signed by the Chief Director at the Ministry of National Security Lt Col, Ababio Serebour (Rtd), said the appointment took effect from Monday February 08, 2021.

    At the time, reports said the President was particularly impressed with his work in Mali where he was ambassador since 2017.

    He was said to be the eyes, ears and legs in Mali feeding him with credible, real time intelligence on the Mali situation as ECOWAS Chair and contributing to peace building in the West African country.

    His appointment was also believed to be bolstered by his first-hand understanding of anti-terrorism tactics with Ghana facing threats of potential terrorist incursions from the Mali into Burkina Faso and towards the Gulf of Guinea. Aside being a diplomat, Major General Amanfo, is an author.

    His appointment followed the sudden demise of the then National Security Coordinator, Joshua Kyeremeh, who succumbed to the deadly COVID-19 virus.
    Mr Kyeremeh died in January 2021 at the Ga East Municipal Hospital where he was receiving treatment for the virus.

    Unfortunately, few months into his administration under the Minister for National Security Albert Kan Dapaah, he is being hounded for unknown reason. He was appointed for a two year contract.