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Akufo-Addo appoints Okoe-Boye as NHIA boss

By Vincent Ashitey
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President Akufo-Addo has appointed former Ledzokuku MP, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, as the acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).

Dr. Okoe Boye replaces the current CEO of the Authority, Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby.

A letter from the Office of President, dated April 21, 2022, and signed by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare congratulated Dr Okoe Boye for his appointment and asked him to indicate his acceptance or otherwise of the appointment within 14 days.

If accepted, Dr Okoe-Boye will be taking over from Dr Lydia Dsane-Selby as CEO of the NHIA, responsible for running the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

“Pursuant to Section 14(1) of the National Health Insurance Act, 2012 (Act 852), I am pleased to inform you that the President has appointed you to act as the Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (the Authority), pending receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the governing board of the Authority, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission,” the letter said.