President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie popularly known as Sir John as Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority.
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The New Patriotic Party stalwart will take over from Mr Richard Anamoo, the erstwhile Director-General, who was relieved of post by the president.
While a communication to Mr Anamoo relieving him did not assign reasons, many believed recent allegations of corruption made some workers of the port authority could have played a role.
Sir John was been the General Secretary of the NPP from 2010 to 2014.
He is expected to take up the position as head of GPHA in an acting capacity until he is confirmed by a new Board of Directors yet to be constituted.
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Reports from various sources indicate that Peter Mac Manu, who was the the chairman of the NPP’s 2016 campaign team, would be appointed as chairman of the board of directors.
Mr Mac Manu also served as chairman of the party between 2006 and 2010.
Mr Owusu Afriyie is a Political Science graduate from the University of Ghana also holds an LLB and has been in private practice as a lawyer since 1981.
He previously worked at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) as a Deputy Chief Executive Officer in an acting position during President John Kufuor’s administration and also as head of Legal Services.