Asabee Thanks President for Opportunity to Serve
Hon. Stephen Asamoah-Boateng, the founding and outgoing Director-General of the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA) has thanked the Chief of Staff, Vice President and President of Ghana for the opportunity to serve.
Hon. Asamoah-Boateng is reported in the news to have been sacked from his position following his decision to contest the position of National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) but the outgoing Director-General has debunked the statement saying his contract at SIGA ended and refused to go for an extension.
The Director General made the remarks when he appeared on GTV’s Breakfast show. “There was a discussion between my big sister the Chief of Staff, Madam Frema Osei-Opare and myself where I informed her that I wanted to concentrate on the chairmanship”
Asked whether the NPP Chairmanship is more rewarding than SIGA?
“He said I was happy at SIGA, SIGA is a vehicle I have been privileged to use to serve but there is a bigger picture that is Ghanaian, it includes all of us. The bigger picture is about the governance of the country”
“Also, I have seen the 2024 elections; it is a bigger one that defines how the country develops. If we go into the 2024 elections and fail to renew our mandate our brothers on the other side will come and destroy what I have built at SIGA.”
Hon. Asamoah-Boateng also disclosed that he knows who will succeed him at SIGA when he finally leaves on December 17, 2021.” He is someone I know and have worked with under president Kufour. He is fine hardworking man who is not coming to reduce the tempo He however decline to disclose his identity.
“People have been asking why I am not holding on to SIGA and resign after I have won the chairmanship? That means I am not sure of what I want. When I do something, I give it all my attention. My mother told me when I was growing up that whatever you do be focused, don’t look into a bottle with two eyes you will lose them” He intimated.
On how he wants to be remembered at SIGA? These were his words.
“I hope history will judge me right, I have set the fundamentals for corporate Ghana to respect us at SIGA. I have not achieved everything but I want to be remembered as someone who came and put people together a team that has built SIGA to what is today.