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Akufo-Addo Sacks GES Director-General, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa

Information reaching indicates that President Akufo-Addo has sacked the Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa.

The unfortunate incident was made known in a letter issued on October 17.

In a letter sighted by, it said "The Ministry of Education had informed the Office of the President that the exigencies that required Prof Opoku-Amankwa’s skills and expertise no longer exist"

"The Ministry of Education has informed this office that the exigencies that required your skills and expertise as Director-General of the Ghana Education Service do not exist any longer,"

The secretary to President added that the extension of Prof Opoku-Amankwa’s secondment by the 14th June, 2021 letter is in contravention of the Human Resource Policy Framework and Manual of the public service commission.

"Accordingly, the President of the Republic has instructed that your secondment be terminated forthwith, and you are directed to return to your position at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology,"

It will be recalled the sacked Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa was appointed as the Director General of the Service on secondment from the (KNUST) on 22nd January, 2021.

Below is a copy of the letter:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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