Security and International relations analyst Adib Saani has called for the immediate removal of the embattled Minister for National Security Albert Kan Dapaah.
He said the National Security Minister is not conscious of his own security and expressed worried that such carelessness could transcend into other actions that could compromise the security of the state.
“With this act, even the criminals wouldn’t take us serious. I am particularly worried that this carelessness could transcend into other actions that could compromise the security of the state”.
“Kan Dapaah represents a Ministry that exists to formulate, coordinate, monitor and evaluate the implementation of security and intelligence policies and for him to get embroiled in such a reckless act and exercising such poor judgment speaks a lot about how messy a Kan Dapaah-led National Security Ministry is”.
“If a National Security Minister can easily be set up by a lady and exposed in such a fashion, the probability of him getting compromised is certainly high”.
Over the weekend, a video purportedly showing Ghana’s Minister of National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah, in his pyjamas, engaged in an amorous chit-chat with a lady supposedly his “side chick” leaked on the internet.
But speaking on the Diamond power drive on Monday morning, Adib Saani said Kan Dapaah has brought disrepute and shame to the National Security Ministry and his continuous stay in that office will mean a perpetuation of gross incompetence and ineptitude.
The Executive Director for the Jatikay Centre for Human Security & Peace Building also questioned the qualifications of the National Security Minister to merit his appointment as a National Security minister.
He said “Kan Dapaah is a Chartered Accountant with no experience or academics in security except for when he was appointed interior minister under President Kufuor and therefore lacks the expertise to deal with myriad of challenges within the security space”.
He note that, most appointments are politically expedient rather than based on core proficiency.
Adib Saani added that “I have always passionately spoken about the need for mass education to get Ghanaians to be security conscious and also exercise due diligence on social media. How dare Kan Dapaah lead such an exercise when he is not security conscious himself?”
He said it was imperative to have a National Security Minister who understands security and possesses certain core competencies and skills in Homeland Security Management, in the wake of the disturbing security situation in the sub-region.
Source: Edward A. Ken-Zorre | www.diamondfmonline.com | Ghana