The Daily Statesman can report that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has finally affirmed his decision to retain Mrs Akosua Frema Osei-Opare as the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President.
According to our Jubilee House sources, barring any last minute change, President Akufo-Addo will, in the coming days, make the announcement to that effect.
The President is also expected to name Fawaz Aliu and Emmanuel Adumua-Bossman, popularly known as Calus Von Brazi, has deputies to replace Francis Asenso Boakye and Samuel Abu Jinapor, who are now MPs for Bantama and Damango constituencies respectively.
Who is Frema?
Mrs Akosua Frema Osei-Opare is a development consultant and a labour and employment expert, with 40 years of experience in these fields.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Science from the University of Ghana, and a Master’s degree in Foods, from the University of Guelph, Canada.
She was a lecturer at the University of Ghana, Legon, from 1976-1982, and a consultant for the United Nations in the ‘Women in Fisheries’ programme in countries such as Uganda, Ethiopia, Congo, Kenya and Namibia. She was also Deputy Minister of Manpower, Youth and Employment from 2005 to 2008, under the government of President John Agyekum Kufuor.
Calus Von Brazi
Born Emmanuel Adumua-Bossman, Calus Von Brazi holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the Mountcrest University College, Accra. He also holds Master of Arts in International Peacekeeping (Peacekeeping and Security Option) from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom; Master of Arts in International Relations (International Political Economy) from Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, also from Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus.
Between 2018 and 2020, he worked at the Impact Assessment Unit of Office of the President. Before that he was the Director of Planning & Implementation at the National Security, and also worked as a Human Rights Law lecturer at the Mountcrest University College.
Fawaz Aliu, on the other hand, has worked as Assistant Secretary, Foreign Relations, at the Office of the President from 2018 to date.
He also worked as the Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations in New York, and Assistant Director at the Office of the President, Cabinet Secretariat, from 2013 to 2014. He has also served as Officer-In-Charge of Passport Application Centre, in the Northern Region, and as Assistant Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, from April 2009 to February 2012.
Fawaz holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Ghana and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from the University of Cape Coast. He has also had Executive Diplomatic Training from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria, and attended several training programmes.