Ghana’s National Security Coordinator, Joshua Kyeremeh has reportedly died this morning after a short illness. He died at the Ga East Municipal Hospital, according to sources close to Asaase radio.

Kyeremeh, according to hospital sources, died of kidney complications at the hospital on Monday (18 January 2021), where he was receiving treatment for COVID-19.

Mr 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.

He was also 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 the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).