Akufo-Addo confirms Frema Opare as first female Chief of Staff with Jinapor, Boakye as deputies

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah

Former Member of Parliament (MP) of Akosua Frema Osei Opare will become Ghana's first female presidential Chief of Staff, president-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has confirmed.

Primenewsghana reported about three weeks ago that Mrs Opare, a former lecturer and Head of the Department of Home Science at the University of Ghana and Country Director of Action Aid Ghana had emerged favourite for the position and true to the report, Mr Akufo-Addo has confirmed her appointment. 

Addressing a press conference at his Nima residence in Accra on Wednesday to outdoor the staff of his presidency, the president-elect also named Francis Assenso Boakye and Samuel Abu Jinapor as her deputies and Nana Asante Bediatuo as Secretary to the President.

Other appointments he announced included: Ambassador Hassan Ahmed as Director of State Protocol;  Eugene Arhin as Director of Communications at the Presidency; Lord Commey Director of Operations at the Presidency; and Mr Victor Newman as Director of Research at the Presidency.

Saratu Attah and Clara Napaga Tia Sulemana were named as presidential staffers.