Nana Akomea, who is said to have been appointed by President Akufo-Addo as the Managing Director of the Intercity State Transport Company, after initial reports of him declining the offer has finally accepted to be CEO of the State Transport Corporation.
Sources at the top echelon of the presidency say Mr Akomea sees his new role as a demotion, considering his vast political experience and influence in the ruling party – the New Patriotic Party.
“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,” our source revealed.
Considering Nana Akomea influence in the New Patriotic Party (NPP), political watchers expected President Akufo-Addo to have handed him a ministerial role.
Insiders believe not even a deputy ministerial appointment would appease Nana Akomea, as he openly expressed his frustrations, when he was first told he would be heading the ailing State Transport Company by the president.
Intercity State Transport Company is a Ghanaian joint state and privately owned transport company, which operates transport services, driver training as well as vehicle valuation, maintenance and testing.
Rumours are riff as to why the NPP stalwart seemed almost to have been forgotten during the appointment process by the President. Some speculated a falling out of the NPP spokesman and the appointing authority for the delay in his appointment.