President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, has officially submitted names of persons he has nominated for Ministerial appointments in his Government for his second term as President with prior approval from Parliament.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Speaker, Alban Sumana Bagbin informed Parliament of the official Communication from the Presidency on Friday, January 22, 2021 containing the list of 46 individuals nominated to be vetted for various ministerial positions. Out of the 46, 16 were regional ministers.
The Speaker has referred the list to the Appointment Committee of Parliament for consideration and report.
The nominees include Minister designate for: National Security, Albert Kan Dapaa; Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta; Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen; Defence, Dominic Nitiwul; Interior, Ambrose Dery; Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey; Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Godfred Dame; Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development, Dan Botwe; Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu; Communications and Digitization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.
The others are: Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto; Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh; Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum; Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu; Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor; Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta; Works and Housing, Francis Asenso Boakye; Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah; Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Mavis Hawa Koomson; Railway Development, John Peter Amewu.
The rest are: Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah; Tourism, Arts and Culture, Awal Mohammed; Gender, Children and Social Protection, Sarah Adwoa Safo; Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Ebenezer Kojo Kum; Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Kwaku Afriyie; Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffuor Awuah; Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; Youth and Sports, Mustapha Yussif; Public Enterprises, Joseph Cudjoe; Minister of State at Works and Housing, Freda Prempeh.
The list of names for the Regional Ministerial nominees are for: Ahafo, George Boakye; Ashanti, Simon Osei-Mensah; Bono, Justina Owusu-Banahene; Bono East, Adu Gyan; Central, Justina Marigold Assan; Eastern, Seth Acheampong; Greater Accra, Hon. Henry Quartey; and Northern, Shani Alhassan Saibu.
The rest are: North East, Yidana Zakaria; Oti, Joseph Makubu; Savannah, Saeed Muhazu Jibril; Upper East, Stephen Yakubu; Upper West, Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih; Volta, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa; Western, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah; and Western North, Richard Obeng.
The Speaker has referred the names of the nominees to the Appointment Committee of Parliament to commence work for their prior approval by Parliament so that they can take up their positions in Government to assist the President to deliver on his mandate for his second term.
Source: Clement Akoloh||parliamentnews360.com