President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr Samuel Annor as Acting Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority.
A letter signed by the President said, “Pursuant to Section 14 (1) of the National Health Insurance Act, 2012 (Act 852), I hereby appoint you to act as the Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (Authority), pending receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the governing board of the Authority, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.”
Dr Annor is a consultant Obstetrician/Gynecologist and a partner of Lister Hospital – a leading international Private Hospital. He is the General Manager of the Birim Oil Mill, an oil palm factory at Kade in the Kwabibrem District of the Eastern Region. He was the first Board Chairman of Ghana Airport Company Limited in 2007.
Prior to becoming the Eastern Regional Chairman of the NPP, he served as Eastern Regional Treasurer and member of the 2008 National Campaign Finance Committee.
Dr. Annor would have the immediate challenge as the new NHIA boss to save the collapsing health insurance scheme.