Mass Dismissal Hits National Security

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Information picked up from the National Security Agency indicates that some 100 contract agents have been given the boot.

The agents were reportedly handed their dismissal letters a few days ago and have been asked to submit their badges and equipment.

Insiders tell of how this new development has sparked mass anger at the state security agency as most of the dismissed contractors are reportedly part of the gang members of the Invisible Forces, a militia arm of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Many of these sacked officers were reportedly part of the heavily armed and masked agents that brutally unleashed mayhem on civilians in 2018 during the Ayawaso West-Wuogon by-elections in Accra.

The highly partisan gang fired live bullets at civilians suspected to belong to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). They also brutalised the sitting NDC Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam Dzata George.

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Their actions led to a powerful commission of enquiry led by Justice Emile Short. However, some of the recommendations made by the commission were ignored by the Akufo Addo administration, including the recommendation for the disbanding of the armed unit within the National Security teeming with partisan recruits.

The ongoing dismissal appears to be a house-cleaning exercise by the Akufo Addo administration.

Recently, President Akufo Addo had sacked Colonel Michael Opoku, the notorious Director of Operations at the National Security who ordered Ayawaso West Wuogon hit.

Barely a week before then, the President fired Opare Duncan, the Deputy National Security Coordinator who has been acting as National Security Coordinator following the death of Joshua Kyeremeh, the then-substantive coordinator.

He was replaced with Major General Francis Adu-Amanfoh, a former Ambassador to Mali.

The president also appointed one Edward Asomani, a former executive at Danquah Institute, a pro-NPP think-tank to head one of the sensitive departments at the National Security.

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