New board for Ghana Maritime Authority

Mrs. Dzifa Attivor(left), swearing in the Board members of Ghana Maritime Authority.PRESIDENT John Mahama has constituted a 13-member board to assist the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) to achieve its goals and objectives.

Chaired by Felix Twumasi Appiah, the board members include Peter Azumah, T-A Selby, Samuel Quartey, Rear Admiral G.M Biekro, Joseph Sutherland, and Larsey Mensah.

The rest are Richard Anamoo, Alhaji Asoma Banda, Joseph Agbaka, Mrs. Naa Densua Aryeetey, Madam Esther Gyebi Donkor and Capt. Hannah Aggrey.

The Minister of Transport, Mrs. Dzifa Attivor, who inaugurated the board on behalf of the President, urged the board members to institute innovative funding mechanisms for the authority to help reduce the financial burden on the government.

She said the President’s vision of transforming the country into a middle income level, demands acceleration of economic activities in order to enhance the increase of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP).

She said the President’s vision required that the transport sector, among other key sectors positioned itself in terms of infrastructure and service provision to play a pivotal role in the economic development process.

“It is for the above and other related reasons that President Mahama has put together this team of experts to help him achieve his goal of raising the country to a full middle income status,” she said.

She entreated the board and management to work collectively in realising the objectives of the Authority and cautioned them against the attitude of taking over the responsibilities of the management.

“I wish to remind the board that under the government framework, they are under the supervision of the ministry and for that matter, report directly to it and should not under any circumstance, deal with other authorities above the ministry without due consultation,” she said.

She said her ministry was calling on the State Enterprise Commission (SEC), to organise seminars and workshops on institutional governance to sharpen the board members under the various departments and agencies under the ministry.

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