More Family and Friends join Akufo-Addo’s government

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Family and friends special- a case of y3ti sikasu nanso ek)m diy3n

Ms. Ofei Darko – Deputy CEO, National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan(NEIP)- Baby mama for Kennedy Agyapong.

Shirley Laryea – an Assistant Office Administrator, Office of the President- Wife of Akufo Addo media operative and advisor,

Duke Ofori Atta – brother of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta – Director of Programmes” at the Office of the President.

Michael Ofori Atta – a nephew of Akufo Addo – Director of ECOWAS.

William Ofori Atta – Nephew of the President, William Ofori Atta – an “office assistant”, Office of the President.

Alice Ofori Atta – a “protocol officer”- Office of the Presiden.

Gabriella Arafua Reindolf – relative of Rebecca Akufo-Addo – Deputy Director, Hospitality”

Akosua Newman – Executive Assistant – wife of long-standing Akufo Addo acolyte and now Senior Presidential Advisor, Victor Newman.

Nana Asante Bediatuo – President’s Executive Secretary- Cousin of the President

Samuel Atta Akyea – Works and Housing Minster – cousin of the President

Kwesi Amoako Atta – Transport Minister – cousin of the President

Gloria Akufo – Attorney-General Gloria Akufo – cousin of the President.

Gyankroma Akufo Addo – Creative Arts Council, presidents daughter

Ken Ofori Atta – mister of finance – presidenta cousin

Nana Adjoa Hackman – Gabby’s wife and daughter-in-law of the President – sits on Board of GNPC.

Rhodaline Baafour-Gyimah – board of national oil trader, GOIL – husband and brother-in-law of the President, Alex Baafour Gyimah

Dr Edward Kwapong – another cousin of the President – father side from Akropong – Fair Wages and Salaries Commission.

Kwame Akufo – nephew of Akufo Addo – Board member, The National Petroleum Authority.

Virginia Hesse – baby mama of the president – Ghana’s ambassador to the Czech Republic

Prof Abena Busia, daughter of one-time Prime Minister, Kofi Abrefa Busia, is currently serving as Ghana’s Ambassador to Brazil.

The Finance Minister’s sister-in-law, Eno Ofori Attah – Deputy Managing Director – SIC Financial Services

Alice Ofori Atta – President niece- heads the Tema Development Corporation.

Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh – Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission- (SEC) – former Vice President of Data Bank, known protégé of Ken Ofori Atta.

Ex-Data Bank Company Secretary, Deila Awo Assimeh -a member of the SEC Board.

At the Finance Ministry where he rules the roost, Ken Ofori Atta – His nephew, Michael Asare Bediako, is his Special Assistant.

The Ghana Palaver has learned that among the Data Bank importees at the Ministry and its agencies are, Ernest Akore, Sampson Akligoh, Felicia Gyamfi Ashley and Ntiwaa Daaku Kwakye.

Ernest Akore, a former non-executive director at Data Bank,now sits on the Ghana Revenue Authority Board. Sampson Akligoh, who was once a Data Bank Vice President and Head of Research as well as a fixed income strategist, now heads the Financial Sector Division of the Finance Ministry.

Former Human Resource capo at Data Bank, Felicia Gyamfi Ashley has been appointed to the Entity Tender Committee of the Finance Ministry which is chaired by Ken Ofori Atta himself. Ntiwaa Daaku Kwakye also formerly of Data Bank has also been roped into the Finance Ministry.

At the Ghana revenue Authority, Ernestina Asafo Boakye, a family friend of Ken Ofori Atta,has undergone a meteoric rise from the lower ranks to head of stores.

The Enterprise Group in turn is owned by Data Bank which was founded by Ken Ofori Atta and two others in the early nineties.

The Finance Minister can also count on strategically-placed allies in key state financial institutions, with whom he shares close bonds of friendship and business.

Among them are Keli Gadzekpo, his long-standing bosom friend and co-founder of Data Bank, who is head of the Enterprise Group, and Comfort Ocran who are both firmly ensconced on the Bank of Ghana Board. Keli Gadzekpo also chairs the ECG Board.

Another co-founder of Data Bank, Togbe Afede, chairs the NIB Board on which sits, Lynn Allotey Gadzekpo, sister-in-law of Keli Gadzekpo.

Former Data Bank kingpin, Yoofi Grant, occupies the CEO position at the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre. Between 2009 and 2012, he served as Executive Director, Business Development and Private Equity Division of Data Bank respectively.

Vice President Bawumia is not to be left out in the scramble for familial appointments. His father-in-law( father of Second Lady, Samira Bawumia,) and immediate past National Chairman of the PNC, Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan, has been made Ghana’s envoy to the United Arab Emirates.

The veteran politician, who was until the emergence of his son-in-law Bawumia as running mate to Akufo Addo in the 2008 elections, an avowed critic of the NPP, is believed to have secured the plum job due to his blood relations to the second lady.

Mr Ramadan joins his son, Abu Ramadan, who has been made the number two man of disaster relief agency, NADMO. The younger Ramadan, despite masquerading as a PNC activist, has always been believed to be a closet NPP supporter in view of his posturing on national affairs. He was used as a surrogate by the NPP in the many distractive court cases brought against the Electoral Commission in the run-up to the 2016 elections.

At the Interior Ministry, Mumuni Abdulai Bawumia, a brother of Vice President Bawumia has been appointed as Technical Advisor to the Interior Minister, Ambrose Derry.

Akufo Addo ensured his family presence was felt in the Judiciary by appointing his relative, Sophia Akufo to the position of chief justice.

Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo”s son, Kofi Bosompem Osafo Marfo, is the number two man at SSNIT

Another son Kwodwo Gyamfi Osafo Marfo, a Deputy General position at the NCA.

Gina Blay, wife of New Patriotic Party Chairman, Freddy Blay, Ghana’s Ambassador to Germany

son of Parliamentary Speaker, Mike Ocquaye Jnr ,represents the country in India as Ghana’s High Commission, a position previously held by the senior Ocquaye.

Joseph Botchwey- brother – Elizabeth Afoley Quaye – minister for fisheries and aquaculture Quaye – Administrator of the National Premix Secretariat.

Elikem Sewordor – nephew – Elizabeth afoley quaye – Southern Volta Coordinator of the Premix Secretariat.

Source: Ghana palava

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