Tema Port gets new director

President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Ms Sandra Opoku as the Director of the Tema Port.

According to the state-owned newspaper, Daily Graphic, a letter announcing her appointment dated May 4, 2020, and signed by the Secretary to the Public Services Commission, Mrs Mabel Amoako Atta, said the decision by the President was taken in accordance with the advice of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) which was given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.

Until her appointment, Ms Opoku had acted in that position since March 2019, according to the report.

The letter announcing the new appointment also said the appointment of Ms Opoku was subject to medical fitness and other checks with effect from the date of assumption of duty.

“As the Director of the Tema Ports of GPHA, you will, under the leadership of the Director-General of GPHA, be responsible for providing overall co-ordination and supervision of the operations of the Tema Port.

“For the purposes of disciplinary control, you will be responsible to the President through the Director-General of GPHA,” the Daily Graphic quoted parts of the letter in its report on Monday, June 1, 2020.

Ms Opoku takes over from Mr Edward Kofi Osei, who retired on March 3, 2019 having attained the compulsory retirement age of 60.

Ms Opoku is a lawyer by profession and joined the GPHA in 2003 and later enrolled at the International Maritime Law Institute in Malta in 2004 where she studied International Maritime Law.

She previously served as a General Manager in charge of Administration at GPHA.

She was employed in 2003 as a lawyer.

GPHA sponsored her to study maritime law at the World Maritime University in Sweden in 2004, according to the Daily Graphic report.

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