Gbevlo-Lartey Out, Yaw Donkor In

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Ghana’s President, John Dramani Mahama, has removed the National Security Coordinator, Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo-Lartey, from office.

“Mr. Yaw Donkor, BNI Director has been appointed Acting National Security Coordinator,” an official statement signed by the Information and Media Relations Minister, Mahama Ayariga, announced yesterday.

The statement titled, “His Excellency, President John Dramani Mahama has made changes at the National Security Council Secretariat,” named “Mr. Pious Awelinga as the Acting Director of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).”

“At a meeting with Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo‐Lartey, the President commended and thanked him for his loyalty and dedicated service to the State,” Mr. Ayariga’s statement said.

“He will be assigned to other duties after his well-deserved leave.”

Meanwhile, there are reports that the former Army Officer and Commander of 64 Infantry Battalion of Ghana Armed Forces, will continue to hold the fort as National Security Chief until May 12, 2014.

Attempts to get reach him yesterday, did not yield any result.

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