Politics

GPHA boss sacked

Information gathered by Asempanews.com indicates that Director General of at Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) Paul Ansah Asare has been sacked from post.

It is currently unclear what caused his removal but it’s being rumoured that his sack could be triggered by the recent turf fight between workers’ union of the Ports Authority and Board Chair, Peter Mac Manu whom they accuse of engaging in wrongful undertakings as well as running a family and friends’ administration.

He is to be replaced by Mr Michael Achagwe Luguje, who is currently the Secretary-General, Port Management Association for West and Central Africa, based in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the Board Chairman has rubbished all the allegations and caused his lawyers to write to the leaders of the union demanding a retraction and apology and threatening legal action if they fail to.

Mr Ansah was reported to have been present at the press conference by the workers’ union where the allegations against Mr Mac Manu were detailed, pitching him firmly against the Board Chairman who is a former Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Mr. Ansah’s successor, Michael Achagwe Luguje joined the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) in Tema (Ghana) in January 1999 and has over 15 years’ experience in the maritime transport industry.

He holds a B.A. Degree in French and Linguistics from the University of Ghana, MSc in Maritime Affairs (specializing in Port Management) from the World Maritime University (Sweden), and MBA in Project and Strategic Management from the Paris Graduate School of Management (France).

More soon.

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