Director General of the Ghana Maritime Authority who was criticised for spending over 10,000 cedis for a lunch on a single meeting last year has been ordered to proceed on compulsory retirement.
The 67-year-old is among seven other chief executives of public institutions who have been directed by President Nana Akufo-Addo to proceed on compulsory retirement because they are all above the age of 60.
Their compulsory retirement takes effect from March 2019.
President Akufo-Addo’s action is in line with the Public Service Act which enjoins public officers to retire from the public on attaining 60 years and getting a possible extension of five extra years.
The affected are Isaac Osei, the CEO of Tema Oil Refinery who is currently 67 years; Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, CEO of Forestry Commission, 65 years; 68-year-old Maxwell Kofi Jumah, CEO of Ghana Industrial Holding Corporation; 65year-old Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director General of the Ghana Health Service.
The rest are Eugene Ofosuhene, Controller and Accountant General who is 67 years; Dr Samuel Annor, CEO of National Health Insurance Authority who is 64 years; and 65-year-old K.K. Sarpong who is the CEO of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.