BestNewsGH.com can report authoritatively that the Director-General of the Ghana Maritime Authority, Kwame Owusu has retired from office.
He left office on the Friday, February 15 2019 and bade all the staff of the Authority farewell.
BestNewsGH.com can also confirm that Mr. Kwame Owusu has written to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and informed him about his decision retire.
From Monday February 18, 2019, the Deputy Director General of the Authority, Daniel Appianin will act as Director General.
Mr. Kwame Owusu according BestNewsGH.com sources at the Authority has left a big mark within his short stay in office, improved revenue profits and purchased 7 brand new patrol boats for mounting surveillance on Ghana’s territorial waters.
According to the staff, he also started the procurement process for the Authority’s head office building as well as the Tema and Takoradi branch offices.
He has also engineered the removal of tree stumps in some parts of the Volta lake to allow for easy navigation of local boats, assisted various Senior High Schools with 100 thousand maths books, paid the medical bills of patients detained at the Volta Regional Hospital and assisted numerous others at the Korlebu Teaching Hospital.
Again, as part of the Authority’s Corporate Social Responsibility he donated to various orphanages and some women football tournaments.
Mr. Kwame Owusu left office the same day as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Samuel Annor who served for 2 years.
Coincidentally, their names were among the list of names widely circulated on social media and various media outlets alleging that they had been axed by the president because they had passed the mandatory retirement age of 60 years.