The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, as Chief Executive of the struggling National Health Authority (NIA).
He takes over from Dr. Lydia Selby-Djane.
The six-Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ledzokuku Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, was initially billed to head the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).
A letter signed by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare said the appointment takes effect from 3rd May, 2022.
The letter dated Wednesday 21st April 2022, said the appointment is in pursuant to section 14 (1) of the National Health Insurance Act, 2021(852).
The former Deputy Minister of Health and ex-Board Chairman of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital since his defeat has remained a truly committed party loyalist defending the NPP on every conceivable media platform.
He starts off with greeting every influential person in his party and the Akufo-Addo government, and sometimes even sings their favourite songs and hymns for them while on air.
Meanwhile, the Director of Communications at Presidency, Eugene Arhin had congratulated Dr. Okoe Boye.
Mr. Arhin, took to his Facebook page “Congratulations to my fellow Ɔdadeɛ, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, on his appointment as CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority. His appointment takes effect from Tuesday, 3rd May 2022”.
Dr. Okoh Boye, is said to be at Law School, and it remains unclear how he would combine his work at the NIA, a very demanding studies, as a law student.