Mr Kwame Owusu

The former boss of the Ghana Maritime Authority who was in the news for allegedly installing 13 air conditioners in his house, has been appointed chairman board of the Ghana Revenue Authority.

A letter appointing Mr Kwame Owusu is in the possession of, aspects of which read “pursuant to section 4 (1) (a) of the Ghana Revenue Authority Act, 2009 (Act 791), the President of the Republic in consultation with the Council of State, has appointed you as chairman of the Governing Board of the Ghana Revenue Authority”.

Mr Owusu’s letter of appointment

The letter which was dated 18th June 2019 and signed by Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, instructed Mr Owusu to indicate his acceptance or otherwise of his appointment within 14 days of receipt of the appointment letter.

It is not clear if Mr Owusu has indicated his acceptance or otherwise.

Mr Owusu who was the Chief Executive Officer of the GMA was in the news some months ago over accusations of financial misappropriation at the company.

The allegations levelled against him were that he had superintended over questionable expenditure at the authority, including spending a million cedis to renovate his official residence.

The government subsequently instituted a probe into the matter, which outcome or report is yet to be made public.

Mr Owusu, however, resigned having attained the age of 65.