SIGA is a success story – ASABEE tells CEOs, Board Chairmen

Hon Stephen Asamoah Boateng, Outgoing SIGA Boss with the Vice President and others at the retreat at Kwahu Nkwatia last week

The first and outgoing Director General of the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA), Hon Stephen Asamoah Boateng has urged his future successor and all coordinating staff to continue to adhere to processes and activities that has made the state outfit a success story within two years.

Addressing stakeholders of SIGA as well as Chief Executive Officers of other state agencies and Board Chairmen at a retreat at Kwahu Nkwatia in the Eastern Region, Mr Boateng said the outfit’s proactive and responsive actions to the challenges facing it contributed in making it a working institution. 

Having being carved out from the defunct State Enterprises Commission, then we have been SIGA boss said the NPP  government decided to create SIGA from  an Act of Parliament popularly known as ACT 990 in 2019.

Subsequent to this, Mr Boateng said there was a lack of coordination between Chief Executive officers and their board Chairmen as well CEOs and their Deputies, an issue he noted resulted in a lot of bickering and antagonism. 

“SIGA represents a success story worth emulating and ensuring it thrives since it presents a platform for knowledge sharing and strategic planning amongst CEOs, their Deputies and Board Chairmen”, Mr Boateng stressed. 


With the mandate to coordinate the activities of state enterprises into a single purpose, Mr Boateng said the activities of SIGA has since attracted the commendation from the World Bank.

The World body, he revealed had noted with pride in their records that SIGA’s creation has been a worthwhile venture since it creates a platform for all activities of state enterprises to be coordinated with a single concept.

Mr Boateng said it was therefore not surprising that many African countries since the World Bank’s endorsement have been inundating the outfit with enquiries about how it was set up as well as its operational structure. 

“SIGA would continue to be a success story since it gives energy for knowlege sharing as all CEOs sit together periodically to brainstorm on strategies and plans to make their individual outfits perform the exact tasks given to them by the President”, the DG intimated. 


Asabee, as the SIGA boss is fondly called said the two years the outfit was created it had been able to initiate strategies to turn around the entity from the then trend of conflicts between CEOS, Deputies as well as Board Chairmen.

With this vast experience of working at SIGA coupled with the opportunity to work as information Minister during the tenure of President Kufuor,  Mr Boateng said he had acquired enough knowledge and exposure to streamline activity at the political party level.

He therefore commended the President who was represented by the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for the opportunity.

Mr Boateng hoped that his new vision of becoming national chairman will bode well for the NPP so that it can become better and attractive to the Ghanaian people. 

Source: Ghana/ Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi

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