The Acting Director of Communications at the presidency Eugene Arhin has dispelled claims that the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed a new GOIL Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The Board Chairman of GOIL Prof. William Asumaning is reported to have alleged that the President has appointed a new person to head GOIL.
But in a statement signed by Mr Arhin, it said ‘For the avoidance of doubt, I wish to state that the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has not appointed a new CEO of GOIL, and when he decides to do so, it will be done in accordance with laid down procedures’.
Read details of the statement:
February 27, 2017 For Immediate Release RE: STATEMENT BY GOIL BOARD ON APPOINTMENT OF A NEW CEO
The Office of the President has taken notice of a statement issued by Prof. William Asumaning, the Board Chairman of Goil, on Saturday, February 25, 2017, in relation to the purported appointment of a “new” Chief Executive Officer of the Company by the President of the Republic.
The statement by the Board Chairman references a Ghanaweb publication of 24th February, 2017 titled “Nana Addo Picks New Heads for Forestry Commission, Ghana Health Service and GOIL”.
It is on the basis of this story that Prof. William Asumaning put out his statement. One would have hoped, in the interest of best practices, that the issuance of such a statement by Prof. William Asumaning would have been hinged on concrete evidence, in the form of appointment letters, and not mere speculation and conjecture by an online publication.
The statement by the Board Chair was unfortunate and completely needless, to say the least.
For the avoidance of doubt, I wish to state that the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has not appointed a new CEO of GOIL, and when he decides to do so, it will be done in accordance with laid down procedures.
……signed…… Eugene Arhin Ag. Director of Communications