Some eight Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of state institutions have been directed by President Akufo-Addo to vacate their positions by March 2019.
The eight CEOs according to reports have attained the legal age in the Public Service Act for them to retire but can be entitled to a five-year contract of three terms, Two years, two years and a year, before going home.
The CEOs were appointed by President Akufo-Addo after his assumption of office to help him steer the affairs of the country.
The CEOs include; Mr Eugene Ofosuhene, 67 years, Controller and Accountant General, Mr Maxwell Kofi Jumah 68 years, Ghana Industrial Holding Corporation appointed in October 2017, Mr Issac Osei, 67 years, CEO of Tema Oil Refinery, appointed in January 2017, Mr Kwame Owusu 67 years, CEO of Ghana Maritime Authority appointed in 2017, Mr Kwadjo Owusu Afriyie, 65 years, CEO of Forestry Commission appointed in March 2017, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, 65 years, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service appointed in April 2017, Dr Samuel Annor, 64 years, CEO of National Health Authority, Mr K.K Sarpong 65 years CEO of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, also appointed in January 2017.
The above CEOs are expected to leave office by March 2019 pending appointments of their successors.