Captain Kojo Tsikata (rtd) has Passed

Captain Kojo Tsikata (rtd) has died in the early hours of Saturday, 20th Nov, 2021.

He has been ill for a while now but was seeing some kind of improvement to his health until things took a different turn on friday, leading to his unfortunate passing on Saturday, 20th November, 2021, his personal physician says.

Kojo Tsikata (rtd) is a brother to Tsatsu Tsikata, a renowned lawyer and law lecturer. Kojo Tsikata is not a man with many words.

He’s hardly seen engaging in public bunter and is largely perceived as one of the most discreet politicians of our time.

His usual silence has given his opponents enough room to malign him and sometimes put him in unfamiliar jackets.

In a very unusual move, Captain Tsikata (rtd) will expressed his political views clearly and left no doubt about where he stands in Ghana’s traditional political divide.

Until his death, Captain Kojo Tsikata served in Ghana Army as a top officer, worked with some notable high profile personalities across the continent of Africa in the area of politics and security and was the former Head of National Security and Foreign Affairs of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) era.

Tsikata was sent to the Congo as part of a Ghanaian military contingent on the orders of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to protect the Pan-Africanist and anti-neocolonialist Patrice Lumumba, who was the Prime Minister. He later visited Conakry, Guinea, to visit Nkrumah. He was arrested, detained, and put on death row as a suspect of an assassination plot against Nkrumah on his arrival.

He was appointed in 1982 under the Jerry Rawlings. He had been in charge of national security since 1982 and later joined the Rawlings administration on 21 January 1995. He was a member of the council of state and a captain of the Ghana Army. He also served as a member of the council of state of Ghana.

He rejected a national award to be conferred on him in the category of the order of Volta companion under President Kuffour. He was listed as one of the six government officials under the NDC regime to receive the award.

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.

_Popular Congolese Pan Africanist, Kambale Musavul, announced his death in a Tweet. “One of Africa’s great sons, Captain Kojo Tsikata, has transitioned this morning in Accra, Ghana,” he said._

” _He came to Congo as part of Ghanaian forces protecting Patrice Lumumba in 1960. He was military adviser to MPLA forces in Angola, with Cubans, fighting apartheid SA. May he #RIP,” he added._

_Story by Frank Kwame Abbor/globalfmonline_

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