November 29, 2018
Ranking Member on the committee of Defense and Interior, James Agalga is advocating for the scrapping of the National Security Ministry.

According the former Deputy Interior Minister the 2019 budget statement does not say anything about the Ministry in terms of policy direction.

He further contended that the move amounts to placing the Ministry above Parliamentary scrutiny and in view of that called for its scraping.

In addition, he challenged the deputy Defense Minister, Major Rtd. Derek Oduro who said “no country exposes its national security strategies”.

Deputy Chairman of the Defense and Interior Committee, Collins Owusu Amankwah said government has made provision for the Ministry and it is captured.

He made this remarks when he was contributing towards the debate of the 2019 budget on the floor of the House, and added, “Under John Mahama there was nothing like Ministry of National Security”.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/