Business News Sat, 6 Oct 2018

I won’t behave like previous Board Chairman - New GCMC Board chair assures

The New Board Chairman for Ghana Cylinder Manufacturing Company Alhaji Abubakar Abdul Rahman a.k.a Alhaji Short has given assurance that the new board members of the company will work in harmony with the CEO, Frances Awurabena Asiam.

According to him, the new Board will not behave or act the way and manner the previous board headed by Frank Boakye Agyen did, which led to a turf war between them and the CEO in media.

He argued that Ghana Cylinder Manufacturing Company Limited is not a place of war or conflict but rather “it is a place for work and performance."

"We are coming to work and deliver the objectives of the company son that the President's name will go higher," he said.

He gave the assurance when the Deputy Minister for Energy in- charge of Finance and Infrastructure Hon. Joseph Cudjoe inaugurated the new Board.

Other members of the Board are Awulae Annor Adjaye III, Nana Forson Danso, Hon. Angelina Baiden -Amissah(Mrs) and Mr Crisler Akwei Ankrah.


The rest are Mr Kwadwo N. Poku, Mr Michael Abbiw and Hon. Wahab Suhiyini Wumbei.

It would be recalled the former Board Chairman of GCMC Hon Frank Boakye Agyen clashed with the CEO Madam Frances Awurabena Asiam over claims that the latter was engaging in procurement breaches.

However, a committee set up by then Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko and CEO of State Enterprises Commission Mr. Asamoah Boateng to investigate the issue absorbed Madam Frances Asiam of blame resulting in the dissolution of the Board by President Akufo-Addo.

Meanwhile, two of the old board members made it to the new board and they are Nana Forson Danso and Awulae Annor Adjaye III.

Hon. Joseph Cudjoe who highlighted the challenges facing the GCMC charged the Board to tackle those challenges to justify the existence of the company with good corporate governance and ensure increased production for productivity.

Source: Michael Creg Afful
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