The national security co-ordinator, Joshua Kyeremeh, died this morning following a short illness at the Ga East Municipal Hospital, a leading member of the National Security Secretariat has disclosed to Asaaseradio.com.
Our checks at the hospital show that Kyeremeh died of kidney complications on Monday (18 January 2021) at the municipal hospital, where he was receiving treatment for COVID-19.
Kyeremeh was one of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s first appointees in 2017 during his first term in office. A consummate intelligence professional, he had held the position of national security co-ordinator since then.
Kyeremeh was a product of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a former director of the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI), now known as National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).
Two decades-plus at BNI
He worked at BNI for about 22 years, serving at command level 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 BNI and, ultimately, the director from 2005 to 2009.
Kyeremeh was a member of the transition team after the 7 December 2020 elections.