The Director of Tema Port, Mr Edward Osei has been appointed to act as the interim Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA).
A letter to signed by Nana Bediatuo Asante, Secretary to the President, dated June 6, 2018 said Mr Osei should act until a substantive Director-General has been appointed by the President.
Earlier, it was speculated that one Mr. Michael Luguje, the Executive Secretary of the Port Management Association of West and Central Africa has been given the nod to fully take over the management of GPHA following the termination of the appointment of Mr Paul Asare Ansah.
Mr Ansah on Wednesday handed over the management of the Authority to the Director of Tema Port, Edward Osei after a meeting with senior managers and Heads of other affiliate Business Units of GPHA such as the International Maritime Hospital and Tema Shipyard and Drydock.
Edward Osei who is a business man and a lawyer by profession was appointed by the ousted Director General of GPHA, Paul Asare Ansah in may 2017 as one of his deputies.