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Akufo-Addo’s National Security Coordinator, Joshua Kyeremeh has died

Accra based Asaase Radio is reporting the death of the National Security Coordinator, Joshua Kyeremeh.

According to the reports, he died this morning [Jan 18, 2021] at the Ga East Municipal Hospital, following a short illness.

Who is Joshua Kyeremeh?

Joshua Kyeremeh was a Ghanaian politician, administrator and a member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

President Akufo-Addo in 2017 after ascending to the presidential seat appointed him the National Security Coordinator.

A consummate intelligence professional, he had been holding the position of National Security Coordinator since 2017.

Kyeremeh was a product of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and a former Director of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), now known as National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).

He worked for over 22 years at the BNI, where he served at command levels in the Northern, Upper East, Ashanti and Greater Accra Regions.

He also served as head of the Investigations Unit of the Bureau. He rose to become the Deputy Director BNI and ultimately, the Director BNI from 2005 to 2009.

Kyeremeh was part of the transition team after the 7 December 2020 elections.

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