Ghana loses National Security Coordinator to COVID-19

Joshua Kyeremeh, National Security Coordinator Joshua Kyeremeh, National Security Coordinator

The Herald, has picked up intelligence that, the National Security Coordinator, has passed away.

Joshua Kyeremeh, died Monday from a yet to be disclosed condition, although many are speculating that he was killed by COVID-19.

The affable Mr Kyeremeh, was a former Director of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) which has since been changed to National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) by the Akufo-Addo administration.

Joshua Kyeremeh, was highly respected by both young and old officers for his cool-headed and the professional manner he approached his work.

President Nana Akufo-Addo, made him his National Security Coordinator in 2017.

He stayed away from public view and controversy, including the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence.

Meanwhile, Asaase Radio reports that the National Security Coordinator, died this morning following a short illness at the Ga East Municipal Hospital, a leading member of the National Security Secretariat had disclosed to Asaaseradio.com.

Kyeremeh, the radio station's checks from the hospital indicate, died of kidney complications at the hospital on Monday (18 January 2021), where he was receiving treatment for COVID-19.

Kyeremeh was a product of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

He worked at the BNI for about 22 years, 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.

Source: The Herald