Bernard Oko Boye grabs ‘juicy’ govt appointment

Darling boy of First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo who is also a former Minister of Health, Board Chairman of the Korlebu Teaching Hospital and former Ledzokuku MP Bernard Oko Boye has received an appointment.

Mr. Oko Boye has been named as part of the 17-member Board of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA). There were earlier speculations that Dr. Oko Boye could be appointed CEO of the NHIA.

Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health on Tuesday Inaugurated the 17-Member Governing Board of the NHIA, with a call on them to address the shortcomings of the scheme to achieve Universal Health Coverage.

The Board is chaired by Dr Ernest K.P. Kwarko, an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and a Health Officer at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Other members are Dr Lydia Dsana-Selby, Chief Executive Officer of NHIA; Mr Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari from the Ministry of Health; Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service and Dr Justice Ofori, Member, National Insurance Commission as members.

Also named were Mrs Elizabeth Aggrey-Ampiah, Member, Social Security and National Insurance Trust; Dr Isaac Charles Noble Morrison, Member of the Medical and Dental Profession; Professor Christian Agyare, Member of the Pharmacy Profession; Mr Kwasi Asante, Member, Accountancy or Finance Profession and Mr Samuel Erickson Abakah, a Legal Practitioner.

The rest are Dr Sylvester Yaw Oppong, Health Professional, Odeneho Akosua Frema Dwabeng II and Madam Joyce Konokie Zempare, both from the National Health Insurance Scheme and pending members from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Social Welfare and a member of Organized Labour.

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