By Rex Annan, GNA
Accra, March 2, GNA - When the issue of the appointment of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) for state organisations, is raised, it is not about media war and lobbying but about technical competence, knowledge and skills.
Again, research has it that generalists (administrative) end up to be leaders because they are more flexible, shift course and manage multiple areas. Specialists (professional) on the other hand, fare less well, in terms of job offers and compensation in comparism with the generalists.
This assertion was contained in a release from the Nzema Youth Association signed by the Secretary, Mark Asmah and copied to the Ghana News Agency in a reaction to a comment made by Awulae Attribukusu, Omanhene of Lower Axim in the media, regarding the appointment of CEO for the Ghana Gas Company
Awulae Attibrukusu is reported to have said: “The Ghana Gas job is professional not administrative, I support Dr Asante 100.”
The release said, clearly that the Omanhene position as a Board member of Ghana National Petroleum Company and his relationship with Dr Ben Asante as a technical consultant is expected to influence such thinking.
It added that Awulae Attibukusu could support Dr Asante but his current reason was flawed.
Granting that is the case; but it is about managing a natural resource, which is the programme Professor Sagari Nokoe pursued for his first degree?
Again there will always be direct technical people to support extraction and processing, but managers to work on conservation and sustainability and also how the resources benefit community cannot be said to be technical.
It is evident that oil producing development countries support their assertion for indigence, therefore some chiefs from Nzemaland including Tu Agyen, Annie Adjaye and Agyefi Kwame support for Professor Sagary Nokoe an indigene of the Nzemaland for the position of Ghana Gas Boss may not be the best but also not out of place.