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BOST, GEPA and GPHA bosses sacked

BOST, GEPA and GPHA bosses sackedBjrlivefm.com can confirm the removal of Mr. Alfred Obeng Boateng, Madam Gifty Klenam and Paul Asare Ansah from their post as the Director General at Bulk Oil Storage and Transport Company (BOST), Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) and Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) respectively.

Mr Alfred Obeng Boateng has been sacked according to a letter signed by the Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante who stated that Mr Obeng has until Friday, June 8, to hand over to one George Mensah Okley.BOST, GEPA and GPHA bosses sackedMr. Obeng Boateng’s reign as BOST Managing Director has been dogged by one controversy and another relating to the sale of contaminated fuel to some private organisations.

He was, however, cleared by Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), according to Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko who had set up a committee to investigate the sale.BOST, GEPA and GPHA bosses sackedHis dismissal is the second major announcement to have been made Wednesday by the Presidency following the termination of the appointment of Managing Director of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Paul Asare Ansah.BOST, GEPA and GPHA bosses sackedMr Paul Asare is to be replaced by Mr Michael Achagwe Luguje, who is currently the Secretary-General, Port Management Association for West and Central Africa, based in Nigeria.

Mr. Luguje joined the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) in Tema (Ghana) in January 1999 and has over 15 years’ experience in the maritime transport industry.BOST, GEPA and GPHA bosses sackedReasons for Mr. Paul Ansah’s removal from office are not immediately known but it is believed to have been triggered by a recent spat between workers’ union of the Ports Authority and Board Chair, Peter Mac Manu whom they accuse of engaging in wrongful undertakings as well as running a family and friends’ administration.

Meanwhile, we are learning that the Chief Executive Officer at the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), Gifty Klenam, has also been removed from her post. This information has, however, not been verified independently.BOST, GEPA and GPHA bosses sackedMadam Klenam and her deputy, Sayibu Akilu are said to be at loggerheads with each other for some time now, a development which is having a ripple effect on (GEPA).

GEPA is strategically placed to drive the government’s one-district-one-factory programme to project government’s agenda for creating jobs and boost the country’s Non-Traditional Exports.

Sources say the radical reorganisation is part of efforts by President Nana Akufo-Addo to restructure the public sector.


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