Ambassador Edward Boateng, who turned (60) in June 2023, was given an extension till November 2023, to complete some urgent initiatives he had started.
Subsequently, he is to hand over to Ms Hollistar Duah-Yentumi, the current General Manager in charge of operations at SIGA, according to an official communication from the office of the president sighted by Asaase News.
“Given that you attained the statutory retirement age of sixty (60) years in June 2023, you are required to hand over your office to Ms. Hollistar Duah-Yentumi, the General Manager (Operations), proceed to collect any terminal benefits due to you.
“Kindly hand over your office to Ms. Duah-Yentumi by close of business on Friday, 17 November 2023. The President thanks you for your service to the nation and wishes you the best in your future endeavours” the official communication from the office of the president read.
The former Ghanaian diplomat Edward Boateng, who served as the 15th ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to the People’s Republic of China with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Mongolia and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from June 2017 to November 2020, was appointed by President Akufo-Addo as the director general of the State Interest and Governance Authority (SIGA) in December 2021.
Boateng took over from the first boss of SIGA, Stephen Asamoah Boateng (now Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs) who was moving on to contest for the chairmanship position of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Edward Boating’s appointment took effect from the 18th of December 2021.
SIGA is a public institution that is mandated to facilitate performance management in State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and other prescribed bodies, within the framework of Government policy, to ensure that they operate efficiently, effectively and profitably thereby contributing towards the socio-economic development of Ghana.
Reporting by Wilberforce Asare in Accra
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