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 .