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02.12.2013 Politics

It will be more dignifying for Nunoo-Mensah to retire - Agyarko

By Myjoyonline.com|Adwoa Gyasiwaa
It will be more dignifying for Nunoo-Mensah to retire - Agyarko
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The Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Emmanuel Kwabena Agyarko has described as a demotion the reassignment of the former National Security Advisor, Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah (rtd).

According to him, given his pedigree as a senior army officer and a-two-time Chief of Defense Staff, Brigadier Nunoo-Mensah (rtd) should not be appointed to an office lower than his rank.

Kwabena Agyarko was speaking on Peace FM's morning show, Kokrokoo Monday, December 2.

A statement from the presidency over the weekend announced that Brigadier General Nunoo-Mensah has been reassigned as Head of the Human Security Department of the National Security Council Secretariat.

William K. Aboah, a retired Commissioner of Police, who was once the Head of the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and former Interior Minister is to replace him.

Brigadier General Nunoo-Mensah incurred the wrath of striking workers after he asked them to “get out” of the country if they are not ready to sacrifice.

In a-face-saving mission, Information Minister, Mahama Ayariga disassociated government from the comment.

His reassignment has been linked to his “get out” comment, a claim government has vehemently denied.

However, Emmanuel Kwabena Agyarko on Peace FM said that Nunoo-Mensah should have known better.

“How does he [Nunoo-Mensah] feel about all these? If he was my father, I will tell him to retire”, he noted.

Ayawaso West Wuogon MP said for a former Security Advisor to be reporting to a Security Coordinator is very humiliating, adding that  at age 74, he [Nunoo-Mensah] has served Ghana enough and should be  taking a  rest  .

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