The National Security Coordinator, Joshua Kyeremeh, is reported dead. He is said to have died Monday morning [Jan 18, 2021] at the Ga East Municipal Hospital, following a short illness, reports Accra based Asaase Radio.
Joshua Kyeremeh was a Ghanaian politician and administrator. He was a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and was one of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s first appointees in 2017 during his first term.
A consummate intelligence professional, he had been holding the position of National Security Coordinator since 2017.
Kyeremeh was a product of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and a former Director of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), now known as National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).
He worked for over 22 years at the BNI, 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 of the BNI and ultimately, the Director of BNI from 2005 to 2009.
Kyeremeh was part of the transition team after the December 7, 2020 elections.