Business News of Saturday, 18 February 2017
Nzema Chiefs in the Western Region have strongly opposed the decision of President Nana Akufo-Addo to appoint Dr Ben Asante as Acting Chief Executive officer of the Ghana National Gas Company Limited.
The Chiefs numbering seven, from various traditional areas argued that one Professor Sagary Nokoe who is a member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is an indigene “who understands the socio-cultural, economic, security, political and environmental dynamics of the terrain” hence he is “more fit” to occupy that position.
They presented their arguments at a press conference held at the palace of the Nsein Traditional Area adding that a refusal by the president to grant them their wish “will in a long way sever the ties that bind us the people of Nzemaland to your party and leadership”.
Dr Ben K. D Asante was appointed as the Caretaker Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) on January 30.