He takes over from Dr. Anthony Nsiah who is due for retirement.

Dr. Awuah is the current Medical Director of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.

According to a letter dated November 5, 2019, and signed by Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Bedietuo Asante, Dr. Awuah will head the GHS in an acting capacity "...pending receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the governing board of the Service, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission."

Dr. Awuah, a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) School of Business, is a Consultant Radiation Oncologist who has been working at the KATH since June 2010.