…Just like the one created for Osafo-Maafo’s son at SSNIT
As Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, becomes the hoot of town over the nepotistic appointment of yet another family member to government position, it is alleged that the Deputy Managing Director post at SIC, to which he has appointed Eno Ofori-Atta, is a recent conjuration.
Sources are saying that that position did not exist until Mr. Ofori-Atta only recently created it.
This conjuration, according sources, explains why the letter appointing Eno to that position in acting capacity acknowledged that there was no substantive actor at helm.
“H.E. the President has nominated Ms. Eno Ofori-Atta as Deputy Managing Director of SIC Financial Services Limited, pending the appointment of a substantive Deputy Managing Director by the Board of Directors.
“Please give her the necessary assistance. Counting on your usual cooperation,” Mr. Ofori Atta had written in a 16th August, 2016 letter to the Company Secretary of the State Insurance Company.
Eno comes to the job with experience as a former banker with Women’s World Banking Ghana and owner of microfinance company, Payflex.
Her transplant from the private sector to the public sector is seen as a move by President Akufo-Addo, who has already appointed many family members into his government, to give every kinsfolk an opportunity to have a go at the spoils of power.
Big brother, Ken Ofori-Atta’s alleged pull of the Deputy MD post at SIC from the air for his sister, Eno, is akin to the recent fabrication of two Deputy Director-General positions at the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) for regime loyalists, including a son of Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo.
One of the beneficiaries of the two fabricated DD-G positions at SSNIT is Kofi Bosompem Osafo-Maafo, who was appointed to the position of Deputy Director General in charge of Investments.
Kofi Bosompem Osafo-Maafo is the first occupant of the Deputy Director General in Charge of Investments post at SSNIT.
A brother of Kofi’s, Kwadwo Gyamfi Osafo-Maafo, has since also been appointed to the amorphous position – Deputy Director in Charge of Cyber Security, at the National Communications Authority (NCA).
Interestingly, the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, recently preached that it is important for Ghanaians to wean themselves off desires for employment into the public sector, as the sector is choked.
In fact, according to Osafo-Maafo, whose portfolio is itself seen as amorphous, the sector is so choked that he advocates a downsizing.
An Akyem tribesman of President Akufo-Addo’s, Osafo-Maafo is on record to have declared that only Akans deserve to rule over Ghana because the preponderant share of Ghana’s natural resources are in Akan lands.
The President, an Akyem royal from Kyebi, has used his presidency to bestow positions on family members, like boons from an Emperor. Among the beneficiaries of the perceived nepotistic appointments is Justice Sophia Akuffo, who was made Chief Justice in the place of her senior on the Supreme Court bench, Justice William Atuguba.
President Akufo-Addo has also made good effort to appease as many friends as possible with appointments, appointing in place an unprecedented 110 ministers and several CEOs and MDs, including, as many as five Deputy Directors-General at the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO).
In his bid to please loyalists and friends, the President has even written to dismiss the Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Gas Company, Alfred Ogbamey, replacing him with a die-hard pro-NPP activist, Ernest Owusu Bempah, even though the Ghana Gas PRO job is not a political appointment.
Recently, the Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament funnily mocked that given the President’s propensity to lend himself to such trivial actions as appointing PROs, it would not be surprising if he soon starts “appointing and sacking messengers and cleaners.”
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/ Fiifi Samuels