President Akufo-Addo appoints new leadership for National Security Apparatus

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With effect from today, Monday, August 8, 2022, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reallocated the National Security Coordinator, Amb. Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Francis Adu-Amanfoh, to serve as Special Advisor to the President for the Accra Initiative.

He’ll be based out of the President’s Office.In response to the rising dangers of terrorism and violent extremism in West Africa, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Côte d’Ivoire formed the Accra Initiative in September 2017 as a mechanism for improved security cooperation among the countries.

With effect from Monday, August 8, 2022, President Akufo-Addo has nominated Mr. Edward Asomani, Deputy National Security Co-ordinator, to serve as National Security Co-ordinator in accordance with Section 20 (1) of the Security and Intelligence Agencies Act, 2020 (Act 1030).

His nomination will only be confirmed once the National Security Council has provided the Public Services Commission with the constitutionally mandated advice.

Additionally, Mr. Kwaku Domfeh, Director General of the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB), has been named by the President as the country’s future ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

According to Section 15 (1) of the Security and Intelligence Agencies Act, 2020 (Act 1030), Nana Attobrah Quaicoe, who is currently the Deputy Director-General of the National Intelligence Bureau, has been appointed by the President to serve as the Director-General of the National Intelligence Bureau, effective Monday, August 8, 2022. His confirmation is also contingent upon receiving the constitutionally required advice of the National Security Council, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.



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