Akufo-Addo retains Frema Osei-Opare, Nana Bediatuo, Eugene Arhin, others at Presidency

President Akufo-Addo has announced his administrative staff and other key appointees to help him continue his agenda and mandate for the next four years.

According to a release from the Presidency, acting Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare retains her position alongside Nana Bediatuo Asante who was the Secretary to the President during his first term in office.

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Again, Eugene Kofi Bentum Arhin remains the Director of Communications whiles Brigadier-General Emmanuel Okyere stays as National Security Advisor.

The statement also revealed that Saratu Atta will stay as the Personal Assistant to the President whiles Lord Commey continues in his former role as Director of Operations.

Madam Mercy Debrah-Karikari also retains her position as Secretary to the Cabinet.

However, Victor Newman, the Director of Research during the first administration has been replaced by Dr. Isaac Owusu-Mensah.

Mr. Emmanuel Adumua-Bossman and Fawaz Aliu have also been appointed as Deputy Chiefs of Staff to replace Samuel Abu Jinapor and Francis Asenso-Aboagye who were both recently elected Members of Parliament.

Other appointees are Kow Essuman who has been appointed Legal Counsel to the President, Michael Ofori-Atta who is the Director for ECOWAS and Regional Integration, and Sam Ellis, who is now the Director of Personnel.

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The appointment by the President follows weeks of speculation and lobbying following the President’s inauguration ceremony on January 7.

Source: myjoyonline


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