The Old Achimotan Association (OAA) has elected new officers and an Executive Committee to steer the association’s affairs for the next two years. The election of new officers to serve a two-year term took place during the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at Aggrey Chapel, Achimota School, on 15th May 2022.
At the end of voting, Akora Joel Edmund Nettey (1989) was elected President; Akora Ing. Harold Esseku (1988) was elected Vice-President; and Akora Antoinette Kwofie (1993) was retained as Treasurer of the OAA.
The meeting elected 8 other persons to the Executive Committee. These were:
Akora Ing. Dr. Kwame Boakye (1965)
Akora Harold Richardson (1976)
Akora Yaw Benneh-Amponsah (1991)
Akora Fafa Gbeho (1997)
Akora Yaa Boateng (1998)
Akora Saka Addo Mensah (1998)
Akora Barbara Okai Tettey (2001)
Akora Grace Nelson (2011)
The newly-elected OAA President, Akora Joel Edmund Nettey, is an accomplished Marketing and Marketing Communications Executive. He is the current World President and Chairman of the International Advertising Association and Chief Executive of the Ninani Group. Until his election as President, he had served two terms as Vice-President. He therefore comes into the position with great experience, an excellent track-record and a very strong profile.
The Immediate Past President, Akora Professor Ernest Aryeetey (1973) – a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana and incumbent Secretary-General of the African Research Universities Alliance – served three terms from November 2015. Prof. Aryeetey was elected to join the new OAA President as OAA representatives on the Board of Achimota School.
In his acceptance remarks, the new President, Akora Joel Nettey, identified a number of key areas that his administration will focus on. He pledged to continue work in all the areas that the previous Executive had worked in. He also promised to work with all Akoras in harmony, and to partner effectively with the School authorities.
The meeting thanked Akora Professor Ernest Aryeetey and his team for a great job done over 6 years in raising the OAA’s profile.