Monday, September 24, 2012


  1.       Placement and Deployment in the security services.
Within the security services, Army, Police, Prisons, Fire Service and immigration, the large number personnel from the Volta Region tends to show more sympathy towards NDC. Other state agencies largely have the CEOs and HR depts. coming from the Volta Region. The sensitive nature of this trend spans several years back. We should draw attention to the NDC as a party trying to politicise all states institutions. Using the Directive Principles of State Policy on Regional representation we need to openly publish office holders for the information of our Ghanaians. 

The NDC government has turned a blind eye to the following state of affairs seriously affecting the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).These were unfortunately superintended over by the current President, HE John Dramani Mahama as the Chairman of the Armed Forces Council. 
a)         Current Disposition and Appointments (GAF)
Name                                 Appointment                                        Tribe/Leanings
(i)                                              (ii)                                                                 (iii)
Lt Col Fred Ntiri                     CO 1 Battalion of Infantry                             CR/NDC
Lt Col GKT Sam                     CO 2 Battalion of Infantry                             CR
Lt Col C K Lithur                    CO 3 Battalion of Infantry                             V/R
Lt Col W K Parbey                  CO 4 Battalion of Infantry                             V/R
Lt Col Lawrence Gbetanu          CO 5 Battalion of Infantry                           V/R
Lt Col John Hagan                     CO 6 Battalion of Infantry                          C/R
Lt Col Twum AmpofoGyekye    CO Airborne Force       
Lt Col Ben Gah                           Recce Regiment                                           V/R
Lt Col INP Paintsil                      CO 64 Inf Regiment                                    C/R
Lt Col Selassie Gagakumah        CO Base Supply Depot                               V/R                 
Lt Col Anthony Ntem                   CO Def. Signal Regiment                           V/R
Lt Col S K Gameli                        CO Ghana Military Police                         V/R
Lt Col D K Amedoh                     CO GAFCSC                                             V/R
Col A K Dzisi                               CO Forces Pay Office                                V/R

State Enterprises Headed By Voltarians
1.      Council of State
2.      Bank of Ghana
3.      National Service Scheme
4.      NADMO
5.      SIC
6.      NHIS
7.      Airport Company Ltd
8.      DVLA
9.      Electricity Co
10.  SSNIT
11.  CMB
12.  GH Ports & Harbour Auth – Tema
13.  Tema Drydock
14.  Agriculture Dev. Bank
15.  National Identification Auth.
16.  Head of Civil Service
17.  VRA
18.  GNPC
19.  GH Water Co
20.  Ghana @ 50 Probe
21.  Constitutional Review Commission
22.  Deputy Chief of Staff
23.  National Security Coord
24.  EOCO
25.  BNI
26.  Ghana Labour Commission
27.  VAG
28.  GHA
29.  STC

   C) Tribal Based Compulsory Retirement
Career Officers in the prime of their careers were and are being compulsorily retired. Just a casual look at the list shows the retirement was tribally based. Some of the senior officers retired as at May 2012, among others, are as follows:
Ø  Brig Gen E Okyere                       -           (Ashanti)          AR.
Ø  Brig Gen R Debra                         -           (Kwahu)          ER.
Ø  Brig Gen Nana Acheampong        -            ( Koforidua)    ER
Ø  Brig Gen RO Sackey                     -           (Akwapim)       ER
Ø  Brig Gen Opong Kyekyeku           -           (Ashanti)         AR
Ø  Brig Gen GK Adjei                       -           (Ashanti)         AR
Ø  Brig Gen Owusu Ababio             -            (Ashanti)          AR
Ø  Brig Gen JS Nkrumah                   -           (Brong)            BA
Ø  Brig Gen Forkuo                           -           (Brong)            BA
Ø  Brig Gen CK Ocran                      -           (Ashanti)         AR
Ø  Col Damoah                                  -          (Brong )           BA
Ø  Lt Col Serebour                             -          (Ashanti)          AR
There are a lot of colonels in the retired list but they have been left out for want of space

·         Whereas Brig Gens and equivalent retire at age 60 and Cols retire at 57 the following are still in the service because of their tribes which are considered politically correct by the NDC administration:

  • v  Cdre (GN) F Daley (Ewe) VR -66 years  (DOB 05/06/46)
  • v  Brig Gen PK Opoku (Ewe) VR -62 years (DOB 23/05/50)
  • v  Brig Gen MGK Ahiaglo (Ewe) VR-60 years (DOB18/04/52)
  • v  Brig Gen Partington (NR) 60 years. (DOB 18/10/51)
  • v  Brig Gen JK Klobodu (Ewe) VR 60 year (DOB 24/10/52)
  • v  Brig Gen Musah (NR) 60 years (DOB 24/06/52)
  • v  Cdre (GN) Biekro (Ewe) VR 60 years (28/08/52)
  • v  Cols who should have retired at 57 years:
  • Col FK Kwashie (Ewe) VR 64 years (DOB 01/05/48)
  • Col RPKZ Hatse (Ewe) VR 58 years (DOB 07/05/54)

The following officers due for compulsory retirement by age by 2012 are being retained due to their political leanings:



Age by 2012

(Date  of Retirement)

Maj Gen Kwesi Yankson




Brig Gen Paul Kwabena Opoku




Brig Gen George EduamAmamoo




Brig Gen George Partingtonm




Brig Gen Bennet Kwaku Gborglah




Brig Gen Martin Koku Gameli Ahiaglo




Brig Gen Braimah Musah




Brig Gen Joseph Kwadjo Klobodu




Brig Gen Benjamin  Freeman Kusi




Col Raymond Paschal Kofi ZorHatse




Col Emmanuel Lante Lawson




Rear Adm Muhammed Munir Tahiru




Cdre Franky Daley




Cdre Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro




2.         The Police Service
                    i.            Senior Police Officers Current Deployment
As indicated in the GAF, the Police service current deployment is tribally as well as partisanly skewed. The table below clearly shows:

Name                                 Appointment                            Tribe/Leanings
(i)                                                        (ii)                                          (iii)
            DCOP Gyening                      Ashanti Region                                    NDC   
            DCOP Ayarlingo                    Brong Ahafo                                        NDC   
            DCOP DwamenaYeboah        Eastern Region                                    NDC  
            DCOP Bedie                           Volta Region                                       NDC   
            DCOP Moses Ninsin               Western Region                                   NDC   
            DCOP Annor Kwofie              Central Region                                    Not Certain    
            DCOP Addae Acheampong    Upper West                                                    
            DCOP Tufour                         Western Region                                                          
            DCOP Bright Oduro               Upper West                                                                
            DCOP Timbilla                       Greater Accra                                    
            COP Ablor                              Director CID                                     NDC
            COP Kudalor                          Director Ops                                     NDC
COP Rose Atinga Bio          Director Administration                          NDC

DCOP Gyening was transferred from Tamale to Ashanti Region for the election purpose. He has tried to put fear into NPP tough boys since his arrival in the region. He has made several attempts to arrest them without justification.

DCOP Ayarlingo like his Ashanti Region counterpart has been accused of intimidating NPP activists on several occasions. He should have proceeded on terminal leave since 2 September 2012 but retained because he has to do the bidding of NDC come December elections.
Chief Supt Ayittey, formerly in-charge of Madina was recently transferred to Tarkwa under frivolous and political reasons. 

According to reports, he was found to be NPP sympathizer and that his presence in Madina would not help the NDC party achieve its objective.

Comments: The transfer of DCOP Gyening and Chief Supt Ayittey as well as the retention of DCOP Ayarlingo form part of the NDC grand design to decrease the voter population especially in Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions. The activities of such senior officers must be monitored and exposed to the public.
(ii)               Retention of Retired Senior Police Officers
The following senior police officers who are supposed to be on retirement are being retained in view of their learning’s and sympathy to the current government.

COP Alhaji Hamidu Mahamah                      Director Human Resource
DCOP Ayarlingo                                            Brong Ahafo Region
C/Supt Hamza Ayikambe Yakubu                   Office of the President

Other Security Services
Recruitment: Recruitment is going on in all the other security services. This exercise which is supposed to offer employment opportunities to the youth and to help strengthen the services to protect the territorial integrity of the country is being done on partisan basis. There are reports that the NDC MP for Madina, Hon Amadu Sologo recently influenced the recruitment of 400 personnel into the Ghana National Fire Service.


Anonymous said...

The writer has painstakenly made the facts available to you.Get real,tribal army have never been known to be nationalistic and credible enough to defend the territorial intergrity of any state.Ghana is increasingly sinking into the realm of tribally induced fatricidal genocide unless something serious is done about this naked tribalistic recruitment into the security service and as a conflict resolution researcher myself,i will be the first to congratulate this guy for bringing the issue up.It is very serious and must be dealt with immediately.They are certainly not doing their work as your comments sought to let us believe and indeed,you dont have to take my words for it,just listen to the so-call national security capo on Yaw Boateng Gyan.Mind you that was another trokosi know not ranting!

Anonymous said...

It is Prince Prah a.k.a Col Damoah

Anonymous said...

Wow, what of the other Brigadiers and Colonels who are over age whose names were painstakingly left out, please publish all and don't select.

Anonymous said...

Well done Prince. Whatever you choose to write about is your personal choice and whatever your political leaning is definitely will colour your expressions. The security service is a very sensitive sector and any information emanating from there should be treated with great caution. To be of any use in society you need to analyse issues either comparatively or come up with credible and well tested alternative. I always believe that we have records of the past to guide us into the future, what is wrong in the past can be corrected, but if you jump to on extreme and conclude as you had done, it doesnt give any room for debate, readers take it to be your candid opinion. Ghanaians are very diverse in their quest for subsistence, the Kwawus are business minded and very successful at that similarly the Ashantis, can anyone fault them that why they are pursuing what they are comfortable doing? So if one particular tribe or some tribes choose militarism as their career why should they be faulted as dominant. Note that they are Ghanaians and have the right to climb on the professional ladder. I will be happy if you take a close look from Jan 2001-Jan 2009, as a comparative analysis of what had happened before as compare to now, is it likely to reverse should NPP win the election 2012?
If we tribalise every sector of our livelihood in Ghana we are preparing to visit mayhem on ourselves, inflict irreversible catastrophe on ourselves. Please dont be the architect that fuel this dangerous path of tribal genocide. It is obvious that NPP is preparing to annihilate some tribes in Ghana should they come to power, but God is the one in whose able hands lives you are intending to be destroyed is laid. I hope you will live to see the end of that war, then we can compare notes thereafter, that unity should be the overiding factor in building a prosperous and developed society, play a positive part and hope we live to enjoy the blessings of the lord. God bless Ghana and keep Ghana safe and sound. Elvis

Anonymous said...

Laughable, selective arguments. How do you expect to be taken seriously when you don't list all the many Akan colonels and brigadiers who are also past retirement age? What kind of tribal hatred against Ewes is this? It even pains you to identify positions that are clearly currently occupied be people from E/R and Ashanti. What kind of dishonest, ethnocentric minds some of you Akans have. A country you people are always counting how many Ewes have jobs. Have you ever heard an Ewe person counting the number of Akans in jobs anywhere in this country??

Anonymous said...

Are you saying there are currently no NPP supporters in the security services. How childish of you and your dishonest followers to believe that. Yes only people from E/R and Ashanti are the good people in Ghana, Ewes are bad, blah blah

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