The Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, has disclosed how exhausting her job is.

In an exclusive interview on Joy FM’s Personality Profile, Thursday, she said although her role as a Chief of Staff is interesting, she barely leaves the office before 9:00pm.

Chief of Staff role is interesting but stressful – Frema Osei-Opare

Akosua Frema Osei-Opare noted that work essentially starts at 9:00pm.

“It’s very interesting but very stressful. Nine o’clock is only the beginning of the evening. The President leaves here past midnight, so when I am leaving here at 10:30pm and 11:00pm, then it’s okay,” she said.

Chief of Staff role is interesting but stressful – Frema Osei-Opare

She further explained why her role as the Chief of Staff is stressful.

“It is a very diverse role. Basically, you are coordinating government business. This office is open till quite late and the point is that getting the administrative work done, you also need to listen to people. You have to listen to MPs, you have to listen to party people, you have to listen to Ministers and CEOs and what not. So you stretch your day in a way that creates opportunities for them to come and see you,” she added.

The Chief of Staff, however, said she prefers her current work to the job of a Member of Parliament.

“I like the seat [than being an MP]. It gives you an overview of everything. It’s both administrative, the politics is there. It’s very interesting but very stressful,” the Chief of Staff said.

The 73-year-old is Ghana’s first female Chief of Staff.