Edward Asomani takes over from Adu-Amanfoh as acting National Security Coordinator

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has made some changes in the National Security apparatus, and appointed Mr. Edward Asomani, Deputy National Security Coordinator, to act as National Security Coordinator, with effect from Monday, August 8, 2022.
The confirmation of Mr Asomani’s appointment is subject to the receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the National Security Council, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.

His previous boss, Ambassor Major General (Rtd) Francis Adu-Amanfoh, who was the National Security Coordinator has been reassigned by the President to act as Special Advisor to the President for the Accra Initiative.



Changes at NIB

The President has appointed Nana Attobrah Quaicoe, currently Deputy Director-General of National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) formerly Bureau of National Intelligence (BNI), to act, with effect from Monday, August 8, 2022, as Director-General of the NIB.

His confirmation is also being subject to the receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the National Security Council, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.


His former boss, Kwaku Domfeh, who was the Director General of the NIB has been reassigned as Ambassador-designate to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This was contained in a press statement dated Friday, August 5, 2022, signed and issued by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin.

Below is a copy of the statement

APPOINTMENT OF NEW LEADERSHIP FOR NATIONAL SECURITY APPARATUS

The National Security Co-ordinator, Amb. Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Francis Adu-Amanfoh, with effect from Monday, 8t August 2022, 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.



He will be working out of the Office of the President.

The Accra Initiative was launched in September 2017 by Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire as a vehicle for enhanced security co-operation amongst the countries, in response to the growing threats of terrorism and violent extremism in West Africa.

In accordance with Section 20 (1) of the Security and Intelligence Agencies Act, 2020 (Act 1030), President Akufo-Addo has subsequently appointed Mr. Edward Asomani, Deputy National Security Coordinator, to act as National Security Coordinator, with effect from Monday, 8t 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.


The President has also appointed Mr. Kwaku Domfeh, Director General of the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB), as Ambassador-designate to the Democratic Republic of
Congo.

Further to Section 15 (1) of the Security and Intelligence Agencies Act, 2020 (Act 1030), the President has appointed Nana Attobrah Quaicoe, currently Deputy Director-General of NIB, to act, with effect from Monday, 8t August 2022, as Director-General of the National Intelligence Bureau, with his confirmation also being subject to the receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the National Security Council, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.

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