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General News of Friday, 2 February 2018


Prempeh ‘excellent choice’ for CDD-Ghana – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated Professor Henry Kwasi Prempeh on his appointment as the new Executive Director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana).

Professor Henry Kwasi Prempeh was appointed to his new role by the board of CDD-Ghana following the retirement of the Center’s founding Executive Director, Professor E. Gyimah-Boadi.

His appointment took effect from February 1, 2018.

Nana Akufo-Addo described Prof Prempeh as an “excellent choice” for the role.

“I congratulate warmly Prof. H Kwesi Prempeh, on his appointment as Executive Director of CDD. He is an excellent choice, and I’m hopeful that, under his leadership, CDD will move to the next level,” Nana Akufo-Addo tweeted on Friday, 2 February 2018, adding that “His predecessor, Prof. Gyimah Boadi is to be commended for his years of service to Ghana, a period within which CDD became one of the foremost and respected Civil Society Organisations in the country. He has earned a well-deserved retirement.”

Professor Prempeh has a wealth of experience gained from a rich and diverse career as a civil society activist, an academic, a lawyer, a corporate manager, a consultant and a policy adviser.

He has been a member of the CDD-Ghana board since the Center was founded and served as its first director of legal policy and governance and co-editor of its quarterly Democracy Watch from 2001 to 2003.