Kojo Tsikata dead

Former Head of National Security and Foreign Affairs Minister under the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC), Kojo Tsikata, has died, Rainbowradioonline.com has gathered.

National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi has confirmed the passing of the former minister.

Earlier the NDC’s South Dayi MP also confirmed the passing through a tweet.

“News is that Ghana’s Greatest Intelligence & Counter-intelligence Mind ever, Capt. (Rtd.) Kojo Tsikata has just passed away,” he tweeted.

He was appointed in 1982 under the Jerry Rawlings administration.

He was in charge of national security since 1982 and later joined the Rawlings administration on 21 January 1995.

He was a member of the council of state and a captain of the Ghana Army. He also served as a member of the council of state of Ghana.

In 1995, he was asked to join a negotiating team with Ibn Chambas who was the then Deputy Foreign Minister, and Brigadier General Agyemfra, accompanied by Harry Mouzillas from the Ghana News Agency as a journalist to cover the events.

They travelled to join Mr. James Victor Gbeho, the then Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and a Resident of Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings and Mr. Ate Allotey, a diplomat.

He rejected a national award to be conferred on him in the category of the order of Volta companion under President Kuffour. He was listed as one of the six government officials under the NDC regime to receive the award.

He was appointed by Gaddafi to a senior advisory position in charge of the Al Mathaba central committee, a support centre for the liberation movement and anti-imperialist and anti-Zionist organisations.

By: Rainbowradioinline.com/Ghana

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