Prez appoints new National Security Co-ordinator, and new Director-General of National Intelligence Bureau (NIB)
President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Edward Asomani as the new national security coordinator.
His appointment is the first in a change in the leadership at tye level of the national security apparatus.
A statement issued by Eugene aarhin, the Director of Communications said Asomani’s appointment takes effect 8 August.
“In accordance with Section 20 (1) of the Security and Intelligence Agencies Act, 2020 (Act 1030), President Akufo-Addo has subsequently appointed Edward Asomani, Deputy National Security Co-ordinator, to act as National Security Co-ordinator, with effect from Monday, 8 August 2022. The confirmation of his appointment is subject to the receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the National Security Council, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission,” a statement signed by the director of communications at the Office of the President Eugene Arhin said.
Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Francis Adu-Amanfoh, who was the national security coordinator, has been “reassigned by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to act as special advisor to the President for the Accra Initiative,” the statement added.