President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed the National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Sammi Awuku as the new Director General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA).
Mr Awuku who takes over from Kofi Osei Ameyaw is expected to inject some massive transformation into the state-owned institution which in the past has been in the news for the wrong reasons.
Political analysts say the appointment of Mr Awuku is a demonstration of the President‘s renewed faith in the hardworking National Organiser who is expected to bring his leadership expertise and innovations to bear as new Director General of the entity that employs over a million Ghanaians directly and indirectly.
Sammi Awuku has served the ruling NPP previously as Deputy Communications Director, National Youth Organiser and currently the National Organiser.
According to political analysts, Mr Awuku’s appointment is likely to excite the NPP base as he is seen as the ‘peoples person’ and a bridge between government and party.
Mr Awuku is expected to lead several reforms at the NLA in line with the President’s vision to reposition the Authority as a major income earner and create wealth for Ghanaians.
Sources at the Presidency said the President believes Sammi Awuku will also use his great interpersonal skills to bring some stability and calmest at the Authority.
Sammi Awuku enjoys enormous support particularly amongst the youth of the country and is expected that his appointment will generate a lot of positivity among young Ghanaians.