President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo has ordered 8 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of some eight public institutions to proceed on compulsory retirement latest by March 2019.
The affected CEOs are Mr Eugene Ofosuhene, 67 years, Controller and Accountant General, Mr Maxwell Kofi Jumah, 68 years, CEO of Ghana Industrial Holding Corporation (GIHOC); Mr. Isaac Osei, 67 years, CEO of Tema Oil Refinery (TOR); Mr Kwame Owusu, 67 years, CEO of Ghana Maritime Authority and Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, 65 years, CEO of Forestry Commission.
The rest are Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, 65 years, Director General of Ghana Health Service, Dr Samuel Annor, 64 years, CEO of National Health Insurance Authority and Mr K.K. Sarpong, 65 years, CEO of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).
The directive is in accordance with a provision in the Public Service Act which enjoins public officers to retire from the public service on attaining the age of sixty (60) years and getting a possible extension of five (5) extra years.