Information available to Peacefmonline indicates that former National Security Coordinator, Captain Kojo Tsikata has passed on.
The cause of death is however not known. He was 85 years old.
Confirming the news on TV3, National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi said: “This is really sad news not just for the NDC. It is a sad news for Ghana“.
He further sent his condolence to the family.
The Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamakpor tweeted: “BREAKING NEWS!!! News is that Ghana’s Greatest Intelligence & Counter-intelligence mind ever, Capt. (Rtd.) Kojo Tsikata has just passed away. The world is a stage indeed….. Fare thee well, uncle….”
Captain Kojo Tsikata was also the former Foreign Affairs Minister under the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC).
He was a founding member of the National Democratic Congress.
Kojo Tsikata was a member of the Council of State and a captain of the Ghana Army.
In 1995, he was asked to join a negotiating team with Ibn Chambas who was the then Deputy Foreign Minister.
He was appointed by Gaddafi to a Senior Advisory position in charge of the Al Mathaba Central Committee, a support centre for the liberation movement and anti-imperialist and anti-Zionist organisations.
Captain Tsikata received one of Angola’s highest honours, known as Carlos Silva among Angolan fighters, for his role in the struggle for national independence.
Captain Tsikata was a holder of the Solidarity Award and of the Order of “Carlos Manuel de Céspedes,” conferred on him by the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba.
Reports indicate Captain Tsikata had been ill for a while and improving but things changed on Friday, November 19 and he passed on Saturday, November 20 2021.
He distinguished himself as a security and intelligence expert.