Citi Business News can confirm that President Nana Akufo-Addo has nominated Dr. Agnes Adu, to act as Managing Director of the Ghana Trade Fair Company (GTFC) Limited, pending the appointment of a substantive Managing Director by the Board of Directors.
A letter signed by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta on behalf of the president directed management of the company to provide all necessary assistance to the nominee.
Dr. Adu is an Optometrist and lecturer. She is chapter secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Atlanta.
The Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited was incorporated as a Limited Liability Company under the Statutory Corporations (Conversion to Companies) Act 1993, Act 461 in April 1997.
The Company took over the assets and liabilities of the Ghana Trade Fair Authority (GTFA) which was established as a State Owned Enterprise under PNDC Law 215.
The Authority had the mandate to commercially manage the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre as a commercial enterprise.
Before then the Trade Fair Centre was managed by the Trade Fair Secretariat which was a unit within the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The Government of Ghana owns 100% shares of the Company.