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JUST IN: Tsikata reportedly passes away

Former National Security Advisor, Captain Kojo Tsikata has reportedly died.

The respected security expert is reported to have died at the health facility Saturday dawn. He was often touted as Ghana’s foremost security brain.

The retired Army Captain was also a former head of foreign affairs under the Provisional National Defence Council in 1982.

Captain Tsikata

He was appointed in 1982 under the Jerry Rawlings administration. He had been in charge of national security since 1982 and later joined the Rawlings administration on 21 January 1995. He was a member of the council of state and a captain of the Ghana Army. He also served as a member of the council of the state of Ghana.

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In 1995, he was asked to join a negotiating team with Ibn Chambas who was the then Deputy Foreign Minister, and Brigadier General Agyemfra, accompanied by Harry Mouzillas from the Ghana News Agency as a journalist to cover the events. They traveled to join Mr. James Victor Gbeho, the then Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and a Resident of Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, and Mr. Ate Allotey, a diplomat.

He rejected a national award to be conferred on him in the category of the order of Volta companion under President Kuffour. He was listed as one of the six government officials under the NDC regime to receive the award.

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Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh

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