Former National Security Co-Ordinator is Author on the Ghana Voices Series

Writers Project of Ghana and the Goethe Institute proudly present, Kofi Bentum Quantson, former National Security Co-ordinator, as writer for the month on the Ghana Voices Series.

The Ghana Voices Series is a monthly book reading series for mainly Ghanaian writers. The reading, which takes place at the Goethe Institut (near NAFTI), will start at 7PM and last for an hour.

Very rarely do you see a professional in the intelligence business write about their experiences at all. And Quantson is probably the only Ghanaian from the secret profession to have written on the subject. It is therefore a great opportunity to get close to such an experienced intelligence official at a relaxed atmosphere.

Former NSC Boss, KB Quantson. Credit: Writers Project of Ghana

Former NSC Boss, KB Quantson. Credit: Writers Project of Ghana

He has recorded his work experiences in several books, including Chapters From A Career, later re-issued as Ghana: Peace and Stability. He has also written on drug abuse in a collection, Cocaine Hits Drug Family. His concerns for the security and stability for the country has led him to write other books, such as National Security: The Dilemma. The latter was reviewed in the International Journal for Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence. Kofi Quantson has also recorded his travel experiences worldwide in the book Travelling and Seeing. His other works include The Fury of The Prophet.

Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with Kofi Bentum Quantson. There will be a short discussion session after each reading. Copies of his books will be on sale. Follow @writersPG on Twitter for more details. We will also push updates on our Twitter page: @writingGH

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Mr Quantson is a product of the University of Ghana, Legon. He worked as features editor for the Ghanaian Times before joining the Special Branch of the Ghana Police Service, rising to become its director in 1979, a position he retained when the Special Branch became the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI). He retired in 1989 as the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), but was recalled to duty to establish the Narcotics Control Board (NCB), of which he became the Executive Secretary. From 1997 to 2001, he doubled as the National Security Co-ordinator.

On March 6th 1997, Mr Quantson was awarded the state honour of the Companion of The Order of The Volta (Civil Division).

 

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