News of the resignation of Stephen Asamoah-Boateng as Director-General of the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA) went viral yesterday November 22, 2021.
Whereas some persons are trying to link it to his decision to contest as National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for which reason he quit to make time for his candidature, others are making contradicting suggestions.
MyNewsGh.com has however gathered that the Former Information Minister under the erstwhile John Agyekum Kufuor administration resigned as a result of his age.
Under the Public Services Commission act, “a public officer shall except as otherwise provided in this Constitution, retire from the public service on attaining the age of sixty years. (2) A public officer may except as otherwise provided in this Constitution, retire from the public service at any time after attaining the age of forty-five years”
Mr. Stephen Asamoah-Boateng who is 65 years old was, therefore, unlikely to be confirmed as Director-General and his continuous stay was in breach of the constitution for which reason he was pushed.
Meanwhile, at a recently held retreat for Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), their Deputies, and Board Chairpersons of state-owned agencies at Kwahu-Nkwatia in the Eastern Region, Mr. Asamoah-Boateng commended the CEOs for supporting him to bring the Authority this far.
He urged them to continue to work in unity and conscientiously to help the government to achieve its agenda for the country.
The programme dubbed ‘The strategic role of Heads of Institutions in transforming specified entities towards the achievement of Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda’, was attended by more than 300 CEOs, their Deputies, and Board Chairpersons across the country.