The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export Promotion Council (GEPA) Gifty Klenam has said she’s held back from commenting on happenings at the Authority as it has the potential of negatively affecting the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The former Member of Parliament for Upper West Akim constituency was one of four CEOs sacked by President Akufo Addo as part of what government said forms part of a restructuring exercise.
“It looks like I’m having certain level of challenges but I’ll not talk about it now, there are lots that I might not be able to point out today because the President appointed me and I give him the highest respect, I give the party the highest respect and it is a very young government. We cannot do anything that will tarnish the image of the government, so for me if you care, the reason why when this publication was out there I haven’t spoken is because I see the government as a very young government, it is very fragile and we cannot destroy it. It has taken us so much time, strength to get where we are and we must uphold it with dignity.” She told Joy News.
A week after a new successor was anointed to replace her, Gifty Klenam insists she’s still at post, refusing to give way for Ms Afua Asabea Asare to take over.
Speaking from her home on Saturday, Gifty Klenam told Kojo Yankson of Joy Fm, that she has not received any formal communication from the Presidency asking her to vacate her post.
Meanwhile, the Presidency barely 48 hours after Klenam’s sack, a letter signed by the secretary of the president, Nana Asante Bediatuo, announced the appointement of Ms Asare as Gifty Klenam’s replacement.