Call it the day of reckoning or dismissal day and you will not be far from it.
On a day when the attention of most Ghanaians appeared solely focused on the premiere of ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest expose dubbed “Number 12: When Misconduct And Greed Become The Norm”, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo went on a dismissal blitzkrieg with the shocking firing of at least five appointees at the helm of state institutions.
First was the announcement of the sacking of Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) CEO, Gifty Klenam, the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) CEO, Paul Asare Ansah and the Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport (BOST) Company, Alfred Obeng Boateng.
A former Member of Parliament (MP) for Lower West Akyem, Madam Klenam was sacked along with her two deputies.
A few hours after the news went viral, Peacefmonline intel picked reports that the CEO of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Felix Anyah was also to be axed. Withing minutes, that news turned out to be true.
Sources say Dr. Anyaa was not approved by the Public Services Commission after he appeared for his interview for the job; a report Peacefmonline is yet to ascertain.
Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports say a number of other high-ranking state officials will soon be kicked out of office between now and July. This radical reorganisation is believed to be part of efforts by the President to rid government agencies of what seems to be a cycle of boardroom wrangling between chief executives of state agencies and their boards.