President Nana Akufo Addo has relived Mr Peter Sarkodie of his duty as the acting Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The decision comes nine months after Mr Sarkodie was appointed to take an acting capacity at the EPA.
In a letter signed by the Executive Secretary to the President the move was upon an advice from the governing board of the EPA in consultation with the Public Services Commission and in accordance with Article 195 of the constitution.
No reason was given for his dismissal but according to the statement dated April 11, 2018, the board did not deem Mr. Abum-Sarkodie a “suitable candidate” to take over the position in a substantive capacity.
He has since been directed to handover to the Deputy Executive Director (Field Operations), Mr. John Pwarnang, by close of day on Friday, 13th April, according to the
“The President thanks you for your service and wishes you well in your future endeavours,” the statement to Mr Abum-Sarkodie added.
Peter Sarkodie was appointed to head the EPA on June 5, 2017, until reports suggested he failed an interview to become a substantive head of the EPA.