Ghana President appoints woman to head Investment Centre

Ms Mawuena Dumor Trebah
Ms Mawuena Dumor Trebah

Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama on January 20, 2013 named Ms Mawuena Dumor Trebah, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC).

She replaces Mr George Aboagye who resigned late last year.

Ms Trebah, was a former head of Corporate Services at MTN Ghana.

The GIPC is a government agency that seeks to encourage, promote and facilitate investments in the country.

According to its website, the GIPC is the “one-stop agency that facilitates and supports local and foreign investors in both the manufacturing and services sectors as they seek more value-creating operations, higher sustainable returns and new business opportunities.”

Meanwhile, President Mahama has nominated former Communications Minister, Mr Haruna Iddrisu to head the Trade and Industry Ministry while Mr. P.V. Obeng was appointed Senior Adviser to the President.

The following is the third set of appointment list of President Mahama released and signed by his Executive Secretary Dr Raymond A. Atuguba.

Ministers of State designate:

1. Dr. Henry Seidu Daannaa, Ministry of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs.
2. Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, Ministry of the Interior.
3. Hon. Mark Woyongo, Ministry of Defence.
4. Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, Ministry of Trade and Industry.
5. Hon. Abdul Rashid Hassan Pelpuo, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.
6. Mr. Nayon Bilijo, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development.
7. Hon. Alhassan Azong, Minister of State at the Presidency.
8. Hon Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, Minister of State at the Presidency.
9. Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare, Minister of State at the Presidency.
10. Hon. Fifi Kwetey, Minister of State at the Presidency.
11. Alhaji Limuna Mohammed Muniru, Minister of State at the Presidency.
12. Hon. Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe Ghansah, as Minister of State at the Presidency

Special Appointments

Mr. P.V. Obeng – Senior Presidential Adviser at the Presidency

The following persons have also been designated by the President to Coordinate the implementation of presidential priority projects relating to: the construction of 200 Senior High Schools, 10 Teacher Training Colleges and 1 Public University in the Eastern Region; the Development of ultra modern Regional and Specialist Hospitals; and the development of new International and Regional Airports:
1. Hon. E. T. Mensah.
2. Hon. Alban Bagbin.
3. Hon. Cletus Avoka.

Finally, the President has appointed Ms. Mawuena Dumor Trebah as Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre.

By Ekow Quandzie

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