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Office Of Regional Security Coordinator "Superfluous" . . . Scrap It! - Kweku Baako   
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Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has called on government to scrap the position of a Regional Security Coordinator.

According to him, the position of a Regional Security Coordinator is not in the Security and Intelligence Act and so wondered why the government would worry itself to appoint a person to head such an office.

Mr. Baako indicated that the post has become a normal thing in every government since 2001 even though it doesn't lawfully exist.

Describing the office of the Regional Security Coordinator as an "animal unknown to the laws" of the country, he said "to be honest, the thing is not in the Security and Intelligence Act; so why worry yourself? If it were me, I would scrap this whole Security Coordinator especially based on the evidence I’ve seen. The kind of problems they had."

Though the Regional Security Coordinator was appointed by the Minister for National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah, Kweku Baako stated emphatically that the post is "superfluous", saying it could create a "conflict between the Regional Security Coordinator and the Regional BNI Director, sometimes it comes to even logistics and financial matters not just security issues, not just intelligence issue. When you look at the kind of security architecture we have in the Intelligence Act, I think it’s sufficient".

He also condemned the recent attacks on the newly-appointed Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator, George Agyei, by the vigilante group - Delta Force - last Friday.

Commending the Police Service for arresting five of the perpetrators, Mr. Baako posited that there should not be any government interference but rather the judiciary should be solely allowed to deal with them.
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi /Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

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