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General News of Monday, 21 October 2019


Edem Agbana goes to Supreme Court over KK Sarpong’s age

CEO of GNPC, Dr Kofi Koduah Sarpong CEO of GNPC, Dr Kofi Koduah Sarpong

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Dr Kofi Koduah Sarpong has been sued by a Ghanaian citizen, Eric Edem Agbana over his age.

According to a suit filed at the Supreme Court by Mr. Agbaba is seeking among other reliefs a declaration that Dr Sarpong’s continuous stay in office as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) after attaining the age of sixty-five years is in breach of Article 199(1) and (4) of the 1992 constitution.

He is also praying the court to order Mr. KK Sarpong resign immediately and payback to the GNPC all salaries, allowances and benefits he obtained from the GNPC from the date of attaining the age of sixty–five years to date.

Mr. KK Sarpong was appointed by President Akufo-Addo in February 2017, as acting chief executive officer of GNPC. He replaced Alex Mould who had served as CEO since 2013.

Until his appointment, Dr Sarpong was the Chair of the Board of Directors of Royal Bank. Dr Sarpong has served in a number of executive, non-executive and advisory positions in many organisations, including the GCB Bank, the Merchant Bank among others.

Dr Sarpong is a Chartered Accountant, and holds a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies from the University of Warwick; M.Acc in International Accounting and Finance from the University of Glasgow.

Dr Sarpong is also an alumnus of the University of Ghana Business School having obtained his MBA and B.Sc (Administration) in Accounting, from the school.

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