By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama has appointed a 35 year old computer scientist, George Atta-Boateng, as Acting Director General of the National Information and Technology Agency following the appointment of William Tevie as Acting Director General of the National Communications Authority (NCA).
In a statement issued and signed by the Chief of Staff Julius Debrah from the presidency on Monday, it noted that the change is part of the President’s ongoing restructuring of the leadership of government agencies.
Prior to his current appointment Mr. Atta-Boateng was the National Co-ordinator of the Computerized Schools Selection and Placement System (CSSPS), at the Ghana Education Service.
The statement also mentioned the appointment of Mr. Kingsley Awuah Darko as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).
Mr. Awuah Darko who is also the Acting Managing Director of BOST takes over from Dr. Alphone Kwao Dorcoo who has been reassigned to the Ministry of Petroleum. Also affected are the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and the Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund.
At EOCO, a Deputy Executive Director, Justice Tsar, has been appointed Acting Executive Director to replace Mr. Kweku Biadela Mortey whose contract appointment after his retirement has expired. Mr. Osman Suleman is the new Acting CEO of the Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund.