Asaase Radio in Accra is reporting that the National Security Coordinator, Joshua Kyeremeh has died after a short illness.
Mr. Kyeremeh is said to have died of kidney complications at the Ga East Municipal Hospital in Accra on Monday, January 18, 2021, 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. A consummate intelligence professional, he had been holding the position of National Security Coordinator 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 Investigations (BNI), now known as National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).
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.