President Akufo-Addo has appointed former General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) John Boadu as the Director-General of the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA).

A letter dated 11th December and signed by Nana Asante Bediatuo, Secretary to the President and addressed to Mr Boadu said the appointment is “pending receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the governance Board of the Authority, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.”

Mr John Boadu replaces Ambassador Edward Boateng.

SIGA was established on 7th June, 2019 under the SIGA Act 2019 (Act 990) with the mandate to oversee and administer the performance of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), Joint Venture Companies (JVCs) and Other State Entities (OSEs) in Ghana.

Some of these SOEs, JVCs and OSEs fall under the following sectors of the Economy:
1. Finance
2. Energy
3. Transport
4. Lands and Natural Resources
5. Railway Development
6. Trade and Industry
7. Water and Sanitation
8. Works and Housing
9. Aviation
8. Food and Agriculture
9. Chieftaincy and Culture; and
10. Communication