YEN.com.gh understands that the presidency has directed a number of heads of government agencies to proceed on retirement, having attained the necessary age.
An initial Ghanaweb.com publication affirms the heads, numbering eight in all, are individuals who are expected to leave their positions by the end of March of 2019.
The directive, if confirmed, is in line with the constitutional provision, Public Service Act, which sets the public service retirement age at 60 years.
The state however reserves the right to give not more than five years extension to any individual whose expertise it deems necessary. This extension is usually granted in the academia.
The reportedly affected persons are Eugene Ofosuhene, 67 years, controller and accountant general; Kofi Jumah, 68 years, CEO of Ghana Industrial Holding Corporation (GIHOC) and Isaac Osei, 67 years, CEO of Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).
The others are Kwame Owusu, 67 years, CEO of Ghana Maritime Authority and Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, 65 years, CEO of Forestry Commission.
Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, 65 years, director general of Ghana Health Service; Dr. Samuel Annor, 64 years, CEO of National Health Insurance Authority and Dr. K. K Sarpong, 65 years, CEO of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) make up the rest.
The presidency is reportedly looking to replace the eight in due time.
Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo has presented a brand new customised Jaguar saloon car to the new Ya-Naa, Abukari Mahama II.
The vehicle was towed to Yendi to be donated to the chief after his official outdooring, YEN.com.gh reported.
The investiture of the overlord of the Dagbon tradition area took place on Friday, January 25, 2019.
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