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WKHKYD! – Reactions over new appointment for CEO of Mortuaries and Funeral Facilities Agency

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed Dr Yaw Twerefour as the registrar and chief executive officer of the Mortuaries and Funeral Facilities Agency (MoFFA).

His appointment, which was made in accordance with Article 195(1) of the 1992 constitution and Section 100(1) of the Health Institutions and Facilities Act 2011 (Act 829), will see him managing the licensing, control and regulation of facilities connected with the storage, transportation and disposal of human remains.

Dr Twerefour is a medical practitioner with over ten years’ experience and is a public health specialist. Before this most recent appointment, he served as the medical superintendent of the Anyaa Polyclinic and also held various roles at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region.

He previously served as an external consultant to the National Health Insurance Authority and has worked as a resident medical and COVID support doctor at GHACEM and other corporate institutions.

Profile of Dr Twerefour

Yaw Twerefour obtained his Bachelor’s degree in medicine at First Moscow State Medical Academy. He also holds certificates in occupational health and safety (Nebosh International, United Kingdom) and in global health project management and leadership management from the University of Washington in the United States.

Locally, Dr Twerefour pursued postgraduate certificate courses in health administration and management (HAM) as well as monitoring and evaluation, both at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra.

Dr Twerefour holds a Master’s degree in public health (MPH). He is a member of the Ghana Medical Association and the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra.

He has co-authored two medical publications in the Lancet medical journal and the Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases.

His appointment awaits the “advice of the governing board of the agency, in consultation with the Public Services Commission”, a letter signed by the Secretary to the President states.

Dr Twerefour is a proud old boy of Mfantsipim School.

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