The resignation of Frances Asiam as Managing director of Ghana Cylinder Manufacturing Company Limited is something that was long overdue.
That is according Member of Parliament for Bongo Edward Bawa who believes Madam Asiam’s exit should have come earlier given the abrasive style of leadership he provided Ghana Cylinder Manufacturing Company limited.
Speaking on the Gold Morning Conversation on Radio Gold Monday, Edward Bawa who is a member of the Mines and Energy committee of parliament said “I think Frances Assiam has problem with her leadership and so I am surprised that she had been there for this long.”
Madam Frances Asiam resigned from her position as the MD of the company and was replaced by Madam Genevieve Sackey.
Frances Asiam accused Energy minister Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh of being behind her decision to resign alleging that Energy minister made it difficult for her to run the GCMCL.
Edward Bawa told Radio Gold’s Sena Nombo “I suspect there is serious confusion because there is already tension between the Ghana Gas and the energy ministry that I know, I know that the energy ministry and the Ghana Gas have had issues and that this issues have come before the parliamentary committee on mines and energy”
Frances Asiam in an earlier interview accused Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh of frustrating current acquisition processes between the Ghana Gas Cylinder Manufacturing and another state-owned company.
She said she decided to resign after Matthew Opoku Prempeh opposed the acquisition of GCMCL by another state owned company operating in the downstream petroleum industry with a focus on gas.
Ms Asiam said the Energy minister preferred that GCMCL is acquired by another company.
She said government had 70% stake in the minister’s preferred company as against the 100% state owned Gas company GCMCL had the agreement with.
She further alleged that the energy minister has consistently shown his dislike for her and blocked the president’s decision to appoint her as CEO of GETFund.
Story by: Emmanuel Coffie/Radiogoldlive.com