…As She resigns from GTDC Over Excessive Travelling
Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Development Company, who is also a Veteran Media Personality, Oheneba Akua Manfo known best as Akua Blakofe, has resigned from her position as the Deputy CEO of the Ghana Tourism Development Company (GTDC) over alleged issues of idleness and malfeasance at the company.
Blakofe who was appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo last year announced her resignation on social media following weeks of speculation by some section of the public.
According to the former Metro TV presenter, he decision to resign from her post was due to situations at the company she deemed as unethical stating that, she accepted that position because she “wanted to work, and not travel and take per diems.”
Reacting to a comment by a follower that she should have remained at post to check some of these irregularities and mishaps at the oragnization, she said; “the country will change when people are ready. It’ll take another 400 years to restore Ghana/Africa back to her previous state…”
She however, took the opportunity to thank President Akufo-Addo for granting her the opportunity to serve in a public office.
For many years, Blakofe has hosted programs such GoldBlast, Amazing Ghana and Studio 53 where she had the wonderful opportunity to share Ghanaian cuisine, music, art, tourist sites etc. with an international audience.
President Nana Akufo-Addo appointed Blakofe as the Deputy CEO in February last year, after she massively campaigned for him in the 2016 general elections.
Blakofe maintained will be better off, if she stayed out government because of the attitudes of people.
The Ghana Tourist Development Company Limited (GTDC) was established in 1972 as a Limited Liability Company to operate as the investment and commercial wing of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.
The company subsists essentially to promote relevant competencies in the management and marketing of tourism projects.
See post of Blakofe’s reason for her resignation below…