Akufo-Addo appoints Paul Adom-Otchere as Board Chair of Ghana Airports company

Barring any last minute change or rejection, ace journalist, Paul Adom-Otchere would be named Board Chairman of the Ghana Airports Company Limited.

Good Evening Ghana host, Paul Adom-Otchere

The veteran journalist has been nominated by President Nana Akufo-Addo according to a letter signed by Chief of Staff Frema Opare, on August 30, 2021.

Other members on the board include the managing director for the company Mr Yaw Kwakwa, Mr Teye Adjrackor, Mr Kwabena Mantey Nyarko and Mad Philomena Sam.

The rest are Mr Francis Kofi Nunoo, and Grp Cpt Gervase Wienad.

Chief of Staff, Frema Opare, sent the appointment letter to the Transport Minister, directing that the necessary steps be taken to regularize the appointment of the new Ghana Airports Company Limited board.

The appointment comes barely a month after the staff of the company agitated over alleged mismanagement, internal procurement breaches and welfare management issues demanding the removal of the Managing Director.

The workers demanded the immediate release of their locked-up deductions for Staff Welfare, Insurance, Credit union, and SSNIT benefits.

The demand followed an alleged physical assault of a worker by the Managing Director for the company Yaw Kwakwa during a staff meeting over their 13-month arrears.

Mr. Adom-Otchere previously served as a board member of the National Communications Authority.

He has over 20-years experience working in both TV and radio in Ghana. He also has had a stint with the BBC covering the UK election in 2001 for the African Service.

Paul trained as a lawyer but with separate backgrounds in Political Science and Classics. He studied at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) from 2006 to 2008, undertaking courses in development economics and leading to the award of an MSc.

Paul wrote on security sector governance as it applied to Ghana and Ivory Coast in partial fulfilment of his degree.


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