|Joshua Mahamadu Hamidu|
|Born||1936 (age 80–81)
|Commands held||Chief of the Defence Staff|
|Other work||National Security Co-ordinator
Chairman, Narcotics Control Board
High Commissioner to Nigeria
Lieutenant General Joshua Mahamadu Hamidu (born 1936) is a former Chief of Defence Staff and member of the Supreme Military Council government. Prior to that appointment, he was the Ghanaian High Commissioner to Zambia. He was appointed National Security Advisor to the Kufuor government in 2001. He has also been the chairman of the Narcotics Control Board of Ghana. He is also on various boards of the Bank of Ghana. In 2005, he was Ghana's High Commissioner to Nigeria.
Joshua Hamidu had been accused in some circles of being implicated in the killing of the Overlord of Dagbon, the late Ya-Na, Yakubu Andani II in March 2002. The Wuaku Commission which investigated the circumstances leading to the tragedy cleared him of any wrongdoing.
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Major General Robert Kotei
|Chief of the Defence Staff
1978 – 1979
Colonel E. D. F. Prah
|High Commissioner to Zambia
? – 1978
James Yalley Assuah Kwofie
|High Commissioner to Nigeria
August 2003 – 2005