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NPP Government President Akufo-Addo appoints new GPHA boss

The appointment follows weeks of speculation as to who will be appointed by the president to head GPHA.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed the corporate, Marketing and Public Affairs Manager of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority Paul Asare Ansah as acting Director-General of the GPHA.

A statement from the Flagstaff House said: "Pursuant to section 8(2) of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority Act 1986 (P.N.D.C.L 160), I hereby appoint you to act as the Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, pending receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the governing board of the Authority, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.

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“I take this opportunity to congratulate you formally on your appointment”.

The appointment follows weeks of speculation as to who will be appointed by the president to head GPHA.

Flagstaff House sources had said the former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, was highly tipped to be the CEO.

Asare Ansah takes over from Richard Anamoo, who was relieved from the post on January 23, 2017.

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Mr Anamoo had been subject to a number of allegations relating to corruption and embezzlement from junior staff of GPHA, and his troubled tenure as Director General has finally come to an end.

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