The Government of Ghana (GoG) through the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has appointed Mrs Mamle Andrews new Chief Director of the Ministry of Education, the Minister in Charge of Education has announced.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Mamle Andrews as the new Chief Director of the Ministry of Education,” the Education Minister and Bosomtwe Member of Parliament said in a post sighted by AcademicWeek.com.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum in the social media post added that “Mrs Andrews brings with her a wealth of experience having worked in various institutions in the country such as the Ministry of Information and some others.”
He expressed confidence that the newly appointed Chief Director of the Ministry of Education’s leadership and expertise will help to strengthen the education sector and improve the quality of education in the country.
Prior to her appointment as the Ministry of Education’s new Chief Director by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Mrs Mamle Andrews served as the bureaucratic head of the Ministry of Information as well as its Chief Director.
Early this year, she described an Auditor-General’s (AG) report indicating the Kojo Oppong Nkrumah-led Ministry of Information (MoI) spent approximately GH¢151,500 as a coronavirus risk allowance without approval.
The AG’s report on Covid-19 expenditure report disclosed that senior management staff and other supporting staff of the Information Ministry paid themselves some GH¢151,500.00 as a Covid-19 risk allowance for coming to work during the lockdown.
But Mrs Mamle in an explanatory letter to the Minister, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said that the report cannot be a true reflection of issues, because the Auditor-General’s team did not conclude its deliberations with the ministry.
“As agreed with the team lead, we submitted a draft response to him for review, after which a formal/final response was supposed to be submitted. This, however, has not happened
“The Audit report, as has been published on the AG’s website, did not capture even our draft responses to the observations. This makes it appear as though the Ministry has failed to respond to the issues altogether,” she said.