The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Cocoa Board, Dr Stepehn Opuni has been asked to vacate his post by 5pm Friday.
The directive is contained in a letter dated January 12, 2017, and signed by the Executive Secretary to the president, Nana Asante Bediatuo.
The directive, the letter said, is pursuant to section 14(1) of the Presidential (Transition) Act, 2012 (Act 845).
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"In view of the urgency attached to this matter, please ensure that you hand over and cease to act as Chief Executive of Ghana Board not later than 5:00pm on January 13, 2017," the letter said.
Mr Opuni has been directed to handover office property by the stipulated time to the President’s representative at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto.
On Thursday, the president through his Local Minister designate asked all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief executives to hand over to their coordinators.