Col. Kwadwo Damoah
A group calling itself NPP Media has appealed passionately to President Akufo-Addo to reappoint Col. Kwadwo Damoah as the Commissioner General of Ghana Customs.
According to the NPP Media, Col. Damoah has been “a faithful and dedicated servant of both the country and the ruling party,” and must be made to continue to serve the interest of the country.
A statement signed by Inusah Alhassah, Convenor of the group said “in President Akufo-Addo’s first term, Col. Damoah transformed the Customs Services and must not be overlooked for that position in the President’s second term.”
“As Commissioner for Customs, he created two key Deputy Commissioner portfolios (Petroleum and Mining). This has led to the increase in the number of portfolios for customs and more positions to be filled.”
They said that “it has also generated lots of excitement at the government agency. He is a team player and is the only commissioner to have toured almost every customs operations area (barriers, checkpoints, ports, or stations) and listened to the concerns of customs officers.”
The statement further indicated that “Col. Kwadwo Damoah brought peace and assurances to customs after a turbulent start of the year 2017-2019 when officers were interdicted daily,” adding “he was able to use his managerial skills to win the hearts and support of the officers. Again, his interpersonal relationship with customs officials and NPP grassroot supporters is second to none.”
They also said that “Col. Damoah is one of the few Chief Executives who accompanied the President on almost all his campaign trails, and even mounted platforms to openly champion the cause of the NPP in the 2020 general elections,” adding “his constant meetings with some key party groups galvanized these groups to work and campaign hard for the party to retain power.”
By Daniel Bampoe