News available has it that about eight Chief Executive Officers of government institutions appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo have been directed to leave office by March 2019.
The affected persons our source revealed are Mr. Eugene Ofosuhene, 67 years, Controller and Accountant General, Mr. Kofi Jumah, 68 years, CEO of Ghana Industrial Holding Corporation (GIHOC); Mr. Isaac Osei, 67 years, CEO of Tema Oil Refinery (TOR); Mr. Kwame Owusu, 67 years, CEO of Ghana Maritime Authority and Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, 65 years, CEO of Forestry Commission.
The rest are Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, 65 years, Director General of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Samuel Annor, 64 years, CEO of National Health Insurance Authority and Mr. K. K Sarpong, 65 years, CEO of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).
The directive is as a result of the provision in the Public Service Act which enjoins public officers to retire from the public service on attaining the age of sixty (60) years and getting a possible extension of five (5) extra years.
The eight are due to be replaced in the coming months.