John Boadu Appointed Director-General Of SIGA


In accordance with Section 17 (2) of the State Interests and Governance Authority Act, 2019 (Act 990), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed John Boadu, former General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the Acting Director-General of the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA).

The appointment is pending the constitutionally required advice of the governing Board of the Authority, in consultation with the Public Services Commission.

Mr. Boadu’s appointment was confirmed through a letter from the Office of the President, which congratulated him on his new role. The President has expressed confidence in Mr. Boadu’s ability to effectively lead SIGA and carry out the Authority’s mandate.

In response to the appointment, Mr. John Boadu is expected to indicate his acceptance or otherwise within 14 days of receiving the appointment letter. The Secretary to the President extended the President’s best wishes to Mr. Boadu in his new position.

The State Interests and Governance Authority is responsible for the management and oversight of state-owned enterprises and other state interests. The appointment of Mr. John Boadu as the Acting Director-General is seen as a strategic move towards ensuring effective governance and accountability in state-owned institutions.

Mr. Boadu is an accountant, a quantitative analyst, a political realist and a father of four. He comes from Assin Fosu in the Central Region of the country.

He attained a GCE Advance Level Certificate from the Opoku Ware Secondary School in Kumasi and proceeded to the University of Ghana-Legon, where he read Bachelor of Science (Bsc) in Business Administration (Accounting option).

Mr Boadu worked as the General Manager of Faab Limited and as a Financial Controller at FM Woodtech Limited in the 90s. He is currently the Secretary of Express Way Microfinance Company Limited, Board Member of the Tema Oil Refinery, Board Member and Chairman of the auditing committee of Guinness Ghana Limited and the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Shokram Company Limited.

From being a member of the Danquah-Busia Club in 1991, Mr Boadu became a polling station chairman and agent at the Korle-Bu polling station and then became the Constituency Secretary of the Ablekuma South in the Greater Accra region.

He was the trainer of trainees in the Greater Accra and Volta Regions for the 2000 elections.

He subsequently occupied the positions of Director of Information and Research for the Greater Accra Region and Finance Officer at the head office of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2001.

He was the National Youth Treasurer from 2002 till 2006 when he became the National Youth Organizer of the party.

He was appointed Deputy Director of Communications from 2011 to 2013.

He proceeded to become National Organizer in 2014 and acted as General Secretary in 2015 till he was elected into same position in 2018 and subsequently lost the position to the incumbent, Justin Kodua Frimpong.
Mr Boadu is replacing Edward Boateng who was the first SIGA boss.

By Vincent Kubi