Captain Kojo Tsikata, former PNDC head of National Security passes on
According to accounts, the former member of the Council of State had been ill for some time before his death. So far, no cause of death has been revealed.
He was appointed by Jerry Rawlings’ administration in 1982 and had been in charge of national security since 1982. He later joined the Rawlings administration on January 21, 1995.
The deceased was a captain in the Ghana Armed Forces.
In 1995, he was requested to join a negotiating team with Ibn Chambas, the then-Deputy Foreign Minister, and Brigadier General Agyemfra.
He turned down a national honour in the category of order of Volta companion under President John Agyekum Kuffour.
He was one of six government figures honoured by the NDC regime.
Captain Tsikata was awarded one of Angola’s highest honors, known as Carlos Silva among Angolan warriors, for his contribution in the country’s independence battle.
He was the recipient of the Solidarity Award and the Order of “Carlos Manuel de Céspedes,” both of which were bestowed by the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba.