Okoe-Boye appointed NHIA CEO

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The former Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku, was a deputy minister for health in the first term of the Akufo-Addo led administration

President Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr Bernard Okoe-Boye as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).

His appointment takes effect from Tuesday, May 3 2022.

Read the appointment letter below:

The former Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku, was a deputy minister for health in the first term of the Akufo-Addo led administration and was charged to support the Minister of Health in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, he lost the position when he was unable to maintain the Ledzokuku seat in the 2020 elections.

Early life and education

He comes from Teshie which falls under the Ledzokuku Constituency where he serves as a member of Parliament. He attended the Field Engineers Junior High School for his Basic Education Certificate. Okoe-Boye is an old student of the Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School (Presec-Legon) where he completed his secondary school education in the year 2000.

Dr Bernard Okoe Boye is a licensed medical practitioner by profession, who holds a 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.

Health sector

Dr Okoe-Boye had his house job at the Ghana Health Service from 2009 to 2012 at the Central Regional Hospital, Department of Surgery, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cape Coast from 2009 to 2011 and then at the Department of Internal Medicine, Tema General Hospital. He then continued as a medical officer in the same institution for four years where he worked at Kibi Government Hospital, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the La General Hospital. Prior to his entry into parliament, Oko-Boye was a medical officer at the LekMA Hospital in Accra.

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