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Monday, August 31, 2009

Ghana: More CEO's fired

Government has dismissed the Executive Director of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), Martin Mireku, and Esi Ano Sackey of the Ghana Airports Company Limited.

Sources at the Osu Castle told BUSINESS GUIDE that the two heads were handed letters last week instructing them to proceed on leave. Mr. Mireku has worked at the GTB since graduating from the law school several years ago while Ms.

Ano Sackey, former Country Manager of British Airways, was appointed by the previous government.Mr. Mireku went through proper interview process conducted by the Public Services Commission before his appointment as the head of the GTB.

Though some market watchers have raised concern about the lost of quality human resource, the Mills administration does not seem to be bothered about the current trend.

Recently, Professor Ken Attafuah, former Head of the National Identification Authority and Nana Obiri Yeboah, formerly of the National Service Secretariat were fired.At the beginning of this year, several notable names including Robert Ahomka-Lindsay of the Ghana Investment Promotion Center, Ras Boateng of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIS), Ing Owura Safo of the Volta River Authority (VRA) and Daniel Gyimah of the National Investment Bank (NIB), who is currently facing trail for causing financial loss, were removed from office.

Others include Jude Adu-Amankwah of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), John Attafuah of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) and Prince Oduro Mensah of the National Sports Council.

Source: Daily Guide

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