Government denies compulsory retirement of CEOs of eight state institutions

Government denies compulsory retirement of CEOs of eight state institutions

The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has debunked reports that the eight CEOs of state institutions have been sacked by President Akufo-Addo.

He said the government had not written to any CEO to retire from their position.

The minister who was speaking in an interview on Peace FM morning show 'Kokrokoo' said government would have issued a statement to that effect if the matter was true.

Government denies compulsory retirement of CEOs of eight state institutions

Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Source: Supplied
Source: UGC

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“Government has not written to any CEO to retire…it’s not true. There’s no such direction to these CEOs. It is only one person who has been engaged in such matters. These are senior members so it will not be surprising for anyone to come out with such stories but as at this morning; no such order has been given” he indicated.

He underscored the need for the media to crosscheck any information made available to them before making it public for people to consume.

Rumors making the rounds indicate that eight Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) have been asked to leave office by March 2019.

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According to reports, the eight, have passed the mandatory retirement age of 60; hence the direction to 'go home'.

The eight include:

- CEO of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly called Sir John, 65 years

- Eugene Ofosuhene, 67 years – Controller and Accountant General

- Kofi Jumah, 68 years – CEO of Ghana Industrial Holding Corporation (GIHOC)

- Isaac Osei, 67 years – CEO of Tema Oil Refinery (TOR)

- Kwame Owusu, 67 years – CEO of Ghana Maritime Authority

- Anthony Nsiah-Asare, 65 years – Director General of the Ghana Health Service

- Samuel Annor, 64 years – CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority

- K. K Sarpong, 65 years – CEO of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)

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