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President Akufo-Addo Taps Ghana’s Former Ambassador to China to Run One of the Country’s Two Oil Refineries

Former Ghanaian ambassador to China Edward Boateng.

Ghanaian President Akuof-Addo appointed Edward Boateng, the highly regarded former ambassador to China, to become the Managing Director of Ghana’s embattled Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).

Although Boateng served in the Ghanaian foreign service from 2017 until last year, he comes from the private sector which may explain why the president was keen to have him lead the turnaround of the aging refinery that’s long operated below capacity.

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