Akufo-Addo sacks National Youth Authority CEO and 2 deputies

Akufo-Addo sacks National Youth Authority CEO and 2 deputies

- Akufo-Addo has sacked of the acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority (NYA) and his two deputies

- In a letter signed by the Minister of Sports, Isaac Asiamah, the acting CEO Emmanuel Sin-Nyet Asigri and his two acting deputies, Richard Ebbah Obeng and Bright Acheampong

- However, there are reports that the CEO had been accused of engaging in procurement practices that were questionable

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sacked of the acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority (NYA) and his two deputies.

The acting CEO, Emmanuel Sin-Nyet Asigri and his two acting deputies, Richard Ebbah Obeng and Bright Acheampong, were relieved of their duties September 3, 2019 in a letter signed by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah.

In separate letters addressed to each individual, they were supposed to hand over to Emmanuel Anaman-Mensah, Director of Technical projects at the NYA.

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“I regret to inform you that the President of the Republic has terminiated your appointment. You are directed to hand-over your office to Mr. Emmanuel Anaman-Mensah, Director of Technical Projects of the Authority and proceed to collect any terminal benefits or facilities due you under relevant law,” excepts of the letters read.

However, there are reports that the CEO had been accused of engaging in procurement practices that were questionable.

According to the media reports Asigri was subsequently asked by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, to resign over the issue which is currently nder investigation.

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In other news, the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Dramani Mahama, has expressed his willingness to construct a bridge over River Oti if voted back to power in 2020.

According to a feasibility study done prior to the 2016 elections, Mahama said his government could have constructed the bridge but lost power and so could not execute the project.

During his tour of some districts and municipalities in the region, the former president added that the construction of the bridge would facilitate transportation in the Oti Region.

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