NPP Media, a group that is aligned to the objectives of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) has appealed to President Nana Akufo-Addo to retain Col. Kwadwo Damoah as Commissioner of Customs.
The NPP Media group says Col. Damoah is faithful and dedicated committed servant to both Ghana and NPP, and that the President will not err in retaining him if the President is reappointing or considering officials who did well in his first term.
According to them, he is one of the few Chief Executives who followed the President to almost everywhere during the 2020 campaign, and even mounted platforms at some places.
“His constant meetings with some key party groups galvanised these groups to work and campaign hard for the party to retain power,” Convenor of the group, Inusah Alhassah said in a press statement release in Accra.
According to him, “in President Akufo-Addo’s first term, Col Damoah transformed the Customs Services and must not be overlooked for that position in the President’s second term.”
“As Commissioner for Customs, he created two key deputy commissioner portfolios (Petroleum and Mining). This has led to an increase in the number of portfolios for customs and more positions to be filled. It has also generated lots of excitement at the Government agency. He is a team player and is the only commissioner to have toured almost every customs operations area (barriers, checkpoints, ports, or stations) and listened to the concerns of customs officers,” he added.
He further indicated that “Col. Kwadwo Damoah brought peace and assurances to customs after a turbulent start of the year 2017-2019 when officers were interdicted on daily basis. He was able to use his managerial skills to win the hearts and support of the officers. Again, his interpersonal relationship with customs officials and NPP grassroots supporters is second to none.”
The group is therefore appealing to the President to maintain Col. Damoah to enable him continue with his transformational agenda at the Customs Services and also keep in touch with the party faithfuls.