Leadership Transition at CAGD: Meet the New Head


The President, His Excellency, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, has appointed a new Acting Controller and Accountant-General (CAG) to head the Controller and Accountant-Generals Department following the resignation of Mr. Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem.

The New Acting Controller and Accountant-General, Mr. Kwasi Agyei, assumed office on Monday, 15th April, 2024. Mr. Kwasi Agyei comes to the office with over 20 years of wealth of experience in the public sector. Until he was appointed the new Acting CAG, Mr. Kwasi Agyei was the Deputy Controller and Accountant-General in – charge of Treasury.

Mr. Kwasi Agyei is a highly experienced Chartered Accountant (ACCA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana. He holds a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chichester, UK and an International Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Buckinghamshire New University UK. He also holds A Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Accounting and Economics from the University of Ghana.

Mr. Agyei has served on various Boards including the Ministerial Advisory Board of the Ministry of Finance, the Ghana Road Fund Management Board and the Railway Development Fund Committee. He has also held several positions in different organizations including Director of Finance at the Ministry of Energy, Director of Accounts at the Ministry of Petroleum, Head of Finance at the Food and Drugs Authority and Chief Treasury Officer at the Ministry of Finance.

At a short Handing over Ceremony at the Treasury Head Office, the immediate past Controller and Accountant-General Mr. Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem was excited that a new Acting CAG has been appointed from within the Department. He was of the view that this would serve as a motivation for the staff of the Department, that through hard work, dedication and integrity one can rise to the top. Mr. Kwaning-Bosompem said he has enjoyed massive support from the staff of the Department right from top management to the least person and was very thankful for this gesture.

He noted that under his leadership, the Department has seen massive improvement and major technological transformation to the admiration of many stakeholders especially in the areas of Payroll, National Accounts and Public Financial Management policies and programs.

He thanked the President, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, the Head of Service and Public Service Commission Chairman and all staff of the Department for their support and the opportunity given to him to serve the Nation through the CAGD.

The new Acting CAG, Mr. Kwasi Agyei, on his part, thanked the immediate past Controller for his exceptional leadership from which he has learnt a lot. He also thanked the President, H.E Nana Akuffo Addo, and the Minister for Finance, Hon. Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam for the opportunity to serve the nation in this capacity.

He said he is fully aware of the responsibilities and challenges that lie ahead as the new Acting CAG, and will therefore need the support and dedication of all staff of the Department.

Mr. Kwasi Agyei alluded to the fact that, the success of every organization depends largely on the happiness and well-being of staff and so staff welfare is paramount to him. He assured staff that he will create a work environment that fosters growth, recognizes achievements and prioritizes employee welfare to maintain high productivity and achieve goals.

Mr. Kwasi Agyei urged all staff to support him to make CAGD a better place for all.

On behalf of the Management and Staff of the Department the Deputy Controller in charge of Audit and Investigations, Mr. Wisdom Komlan Messan thanked the immediate past Controller Mr. Kwaning- Bosompem for his exceptional leadership. He assured Mr. Kwasi Agyei of their support as he takes over the mantle.

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