President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Major General Francis Adu Amanfo (rtd) as the new national security co-ordinator.
The new appointment comes on the back of the recent demise of Joshua Kyeremeh, who held the position of national security co-ordinator in Akufo-Addo’s first term of office.
Major General Amanfo (rtd) is a well-known figure within Ghana’s intelligence community. He was appointed by former president J.A Kufuor as Ghana’s Ambassador to Liberia. Until his appointment as an ambassador, Major General Amanfo was the head of defence intelligence in the Ghana Armed Forces.
Deputy national security boss
Relatedly, the president has also appointed Edward Kwaku Asomani as the new deputy national security cooordinator. Prior to his appointment, Asomani was the director of analysis at the Ministry of National Security.
An alumni of Oxford University, he worked in a number of reputable international organizations in England before returning to Ghana to take up a position as the executive director of Danquah Institute.
The new appointments took effect from 8 February 2021.