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Nana Akomea, the director of communications of the New Patriotic Party, is said to have finally accepted President Nana Akufo-Addo's appointment for him to head the State Transport Company (STC).
Reports say Akomea will begin work as managing director of the company next week, taking over from Nuamah Donkor, who was appointed by former president John Dramani Mahama in 2014. Akomea is said to have initially rejected the job on the basis that it was a demotion, according to a report by asempanews.com.
“He thinks it’s a demotion, but he must accept and hope for the best in future as he has no option. I can’t say he’s agitated, but he was clearly unhappy the first time he got wind of it,” the website quoted a source as saying.
Akomea reportedly expressed frustration at the offer, which he felt was below his level, considering the role he played in bringing the NPP back to power.
The report indicated that even a deputy ministerial position would not be enough to appease the NPP communications director, who was deputy minister for tourism in the J.A. Kufuor administration.
It is not clear what prompted him to change his mind and accept the STC job.
In March, Akomea assured his supporters that Akufo-Addo had offered him a position as the MD of a top state company and that he had agreed.
“I have told the president the position I want to occupy and he has agreed.There are laid-down procedures for appointing a chief executive for that institution and so there is the need to follow the process so that the president will not violate the law.
“The president is going through the process. When he is done, he will make my appointment public”, he said.
It is not immediately known whether Akufo-Addo withdrew the offer Akomea enthusiastically referred to.
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