President Akufo-Addo in a letter dated 21st April, 2022 has appointed former Ledzokuku MP, Bernard Okoe Boye as the acting Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).
In the letter The Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare explained that the appointment is pursuant to Section 14 (1) of the National Health Insurance Act, 2012 (Act 852).
According to her, Dr. Okoe Boye’s appointment is “pending receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the governing board of the Authority given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.” The appointment takes effect from Monday, May 3, 2022.
“Kindly indicate your acceptance or otherwise of this appointment within 14 days of receipt of this letter. Please accept the President’s best wishes,” portions of the letter dated April, 21 read.
Okoe-Boye was elected MP for Ledzokuku Constituency in the Greater Accra Region on 7 December 2016 was sworn in on 7 January 2017. He is a member of the Health and Government Assurances Committees of Parliament.
On 4 April 2020, Okoe-Boye was nominated by President Akufo-Addo to serve as a deputy health minister and was subsequently sworn in on 21 April 2020.He however lost the Ledzokuku parliamentary seat in the 2020 Ghana general election to Benjamin Ayiku Narteh of the NDC.
Okoe-Boye is an old student of the Presbyterian Boy’s Secondary ( Presec-Legon) where he completed his secondary school education in the year 2000. Bernard Okoe Boye is a licensed medical practitioner by profession, who holds BSC in Human Biology, Medicine and Surgery from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He also holds a master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) from Hamburg School of Applied Science and an A1 certificate in German from the Geothe Institute, Accra.