The Chief Executive of the Ghana Tourism Authority Gideon Aryeequaye has been asked to handover to the Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister-designate Catherine Afeku with immediate effect.
A letter signed by Secretary to the President Nana Asante Bediatuo stated that the decision is in consonance with Section 14(1) of the Presidential Transition Act 2012 (Act 845).
“In view of the urgency attached to the matter, please ensure that you handover and cease to act as Chief Executive of the Ghana Tourism Authority not later than 5:00pm on January 26, 2017,” the letter added.
Mr. Aryeequaye a former Journalist with TV3 was appointed by former President Mahama in October 2016 and has been at post for only three months.
Similarly the Chief Executive Officer of the Lands Commission, Dr Wilfred K. Anim-Odame, has been fired.
A letter addressed by Mr. Bediatuo stated that pursuant to section 14 (1) of the presidential transitional Act 2012, Act 825 paragraph 6 of the scheduled thereto, “you cease to hold office as chief executive officer of the Lands Commission upon the assumption of office of the president of the republic.”
“You are directed to hand over your office to the president’s representative at the ministry of Lands, Forestry and Mines, Mr John Peter Amewu, and proceed to collect any terminal benefits or facilities due you under relevant law.
“…In view of the urgency attached to the matter, please ensure that you hand over as you cease to be the CEO of the Lands Commission not later than 5pm on 26 January 2017…the president thanks you for your service to the nation and extends his best wishes.”