President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Ghana’s former Ambassador to China, Edward Boateng as Managing Director of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).
Mr. Boateng is expected to spearhead the transformation of the company.
Edward Boateng who served as Ambassador from 2017 to 2020, takes office at the Tema Oil Refinery at a time when workers of the state institution have been up in arms against the previous management of the refinery for what they say is gross mismanagement of the organization.
Following the agitation by the workers, the then Managing Director of TOR, Francis Boateng and his deputy, Ato Morrison, were relieved of their posts on 11 June 2021 by the Minister of Energy, Matthew Opoku Prempeh.
This development was subsequently followed by government setting up a 3-member committee last month, tasked with conducting a financial and technical audit of the company as part of efforts to revamp the refinery.