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Richard Oppong-Boateng appointed CEO of Ghana Irrigation Development Authority

Richard Oppong-Boateng has been appointed as the acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA). 

His appointment was done by the Board of Directors of the Authority upon the recommendation of the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto. 

Until his appointment, Ing. Boateng was the Director of the Irrigation Technology and Innovation Department of the Authority.

His appointment took effect on 1st January 2023. 

He takes over from Wilson Darkwah whose tenure ended on December 31, 2022.

The newly appointed Acting Chief Executive comes to the position with extensive work experience in irrigation infrastructure management and agricultural water management technology.

Mr Oppong-Boateng has had over 25 years of working experience with the Authority since he joined as Assistant Geodetic Engineer in 1996.

He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Appraisal and Management from the Maastricht School of Management in The Netherlands.

Source: Ghana News

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