Improve Intelligence Co-ordination to enhance national security – Security Analyst

Security analyst and director of the Institute for Intelligence and Strategic Security, Moses Jatuat has called the National Security Council to address intelligence and national security coordination challenges facing the security agencies. Moses Jatuat observed this in his analysis of the report of the committee of inquiry into the Ejura shooting incidents that claimed lives and the destruction of properties.

The security analyst is of the view that, though the Government enacted the Security and Intelligence Agencies Act, 2020 (Act 1030) to address the deficiencies in then Act 526, there was the need to pay attention to security coordination at the regional security councils and district security councils.

He noted that the position and role of the Regional Security Co-ordinator were still vague and called immediate rectification of the anomaly to enable the various regional security coordinators to be relevant to the mandate of REGSECs.

While condemning the action of the Regional Minister in taking decisions without advice from REGSEC as mandated by law, he described a situation whereby the regional minister, regional security coordinator, and the regional commander of the National Intelligence Bureau independently collect intelligence as duplication.

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