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I'm nice, but tough - Frema Opare speaks

By Kwasi Adu
Frema Opare

Frema Opare, the newly-appointed chief of staff to President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo, has said that although she is a nice person, she will be “tough” in executing her job.

Speaking at a new conference as soon as Akufo-Addo confirmed her appointment on Wednesday, Opare said she was ready to help the incoming president deliver on his mandate.

“I come with some experience, having managed a department at the University of Ghana and having managed two big programmes in Ghana and have experience as a former MP and worked with Action Aid.

“I’m quite tough and people know I like people to respect systems and processes because we need an office that is effective. I’m nice but tough,” she said.

Opare expressed gratitude to Akufo-Addo for the post, saying that she had had the experience of coordinating the president-elect's political affairs for some time now.

She said she would adopt an open and inclusive policy and motivate those who work with her.

"I believe in the principle of using human talents to make sure whatever agenda is being executed is concluded to a successful end,” she added.

Here are the other appointments Akufo-Addo made today.

Nana Asante Bediatuo – Secretary to the president

• Frances Asenso Boakye – Deputy chief of staff

• Samuel Abu Jinapor – Deputy chief of staff

• Hassan Ahmed – Director of State Protocol

• Eugene Arhin – Director of Communications

• Lord Commey – Director of Planning/Operations

• Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Okyere – National Security advisor

• Joshua Kyeremeh (former BNI boss) – National Security Coordinator

• Albert Kan-Dapaah – Minister-designate for National Security