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General News of Saturday, 30 November 2013


Nunoo-Mensah replaced as National Security Adviser

President John Dramani Mahama has appointed a former Minister for Interior, William K. Aboah, as his National Security Adviser.

Mr. Aboah is a retired Commissioner of Police who was once the Head of the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

He has also served as the Director General of the Ghana Immigration Service.

A statement issued from the presidency said the former police chief is taking over from Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah who is now Head of the Human Security Department of the National Security Council Secretariat.

Brigadier General Nunoo-Mensah was in the news recently for asking striking workers to pack and leave the country if they cannot sacrifice a little.

He was angry with the series of strikes by public sector workers.

Government spokespersons quickly dissociated the government from the comments made by the Brigadier General who was appointed as National Security Advisor in 2009 by the late President John Mills.

When asked if Brigadier Nunoo-Mensah was still the National Security Advisor under the Mahama led administration, Information Minister Mahama Ayariga could not say, offering to give full details later.

On November 30, 2013 a statement issued and published on government's website said William K Aboah has been appointed as security chief to replace Nunoo-Mensah.