The Government of Ghana has rejected the appointment of Tullow Ghana’s new Managing Director, Wissam Al Monthiry.
Wissam Al Monthiry was appointed in the middle of May to replace Kweku Andoh Awotwi who is due for retirement on June 30.
However, speaking on an Accra-based Asaase Radio, Ghana’s Energy Minister, John-Peter Amewu revealed that the government, through his Ministry, had sent a strong worded letter to the company objecting to the appointment of a non-Ghanaian.
“As a country, we’re not going to accept that appointment. Unfortunately that person is sitting in London,” the Minister said.
According to the Minister, Tullow’s action defeats the government’s localisation agenda, stating that the government frowns on that action.
He said the government would ensure that the appointment of Wissam Al Monthiry is reversed.
“We will make sure that a Ghanaian is appointed, “he iterated.