Ministerial nominees out: Osafo Maafo, Gloria Akufo, Hajia Alima Mahama, Joe Ghartey out; Seth Acheampong, Joseph Yakubu in

The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has released a list of his ministerial appointees with some key personalities in his previous administration missing in action.

Some new faces have also been introduced into the new government, with these personalities expected to make government machinery more effective.

Notable personalities missing in the new government headed by President Akufo-Addo are Yaw Osafo Maafo, former Senior Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, former Minister of Local Government and Rural Government, Joe Ghartey, former Minister of Railways Development, Gloria Akufo, former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Isaac Kwame Asiamah, former Minister of Youth and Sports, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, former Minister of Tourism and Creative Arts, Eric Kwakye Daffour, former Minister of Eastern Region, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei, Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation, and Elizabeth Afoley Quaye among some others.

Among the new personalities introduced in the new government are Seth Acheampong, Minister-designate for Eastern Region, Ebenezer Kojo Kum, Minister-designate for Chieftaincy and Joseph Yakubu, Minister-designate for Oti Region.

Below is the full ministerial nominees:

Central Government

                   MINISTRY                           NAME
1National SecurityAlbert Kan Dapaah
2FinanceKen Ofori-Atta
3Trade and IndustryAlan Kyerematen
4DefenceHon. Dominic Nitiwul, MP
5InteriorHon. Ambrose Dery, MP
6Foreign Affairs & Regional IntegrationShirley Ayorkor Botchwey
7Attorney General and Minister for JusticeGodfred Dame
8Local Government, Decentralization & Rural DevelopmentHon. Dan Botwe, MP
9Parliamentary AffairsHon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, MP
10Communications and DigitisationHon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, MP
11Food and AgricultureDr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto
12EnergyHon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, MP
13EducationHon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, MP
14HealthHon. Dr. Kwaku Agyemang Manu, MP
15Lands and Natural ResourcesHon. Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, MP
16Roads and HighwaysHon. Kwesi Amoako-Atta
17Works and HousingHon. Francis Asenso Boakye, MP
18TransportKwaku Ofori Asiamah
19Fisheries and Aquaculture DevelopmentHon. Mavis Hawa Koomson, MP
20Railway DevelopmentHon. John Peter Amewu, MP
21Sanitation and Water ResourcesCecilia Abena Dapaah
22Toursim, Arts and CultureAwal Mohammed
23Gender, Children and Social ProtectionHon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, MP
24Chieftaincy and Religious AffairsHon. Ebenezer Kojo Kum, MP
25Environment, Science, Technology & InnovationHon. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, MP
26Employment and Labour RelationsHon. Ignatius Baffour Awuah, MP
27InformationHon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, MP
28Youth and SportsHon. Mustapha Yussif, MP
29Public EnterprisesHon. Joseph Cudjoe, MP
30Works and Housing (Minister of State)Hon. Freda Prempeh, MP


           REGION        NAME
1AhafoGeorge Boakye
2AshantiSimon Osei-Mensah
3BonoJustina Owusu-Banahene
4Bono EastAdu Gyan
5CentralJustina Marigold Assan
6EasternSeth Acheampong
7Greater AccraHon. Henry Quartey, MP
8NorthernShani Alhassan Saibu
9North EastYidana Zakaria
10OtiJoseph Makubu
11SavannahSaeed Muhazu Jibril
12Upper EastStephen Yakubu
13Upper WestDr. Hafiz Bin Salih
14VoltaDr. Archibald Yao Letsa
15WesternHon. Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, MP
16Western NorthRichard Obeng

A statement released from the Jubilee House earlier had earlier indicated that the total number of Ministers to be appointed by President Akufo-Addo will not exceed eighty-five (85), down from the one hundred and twenty-six (126) that characterized his first term in office.

Seven Ministries, namely Aviation, Business Development, Inner City & Zongo Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Planning, Regional Re-Organization and Development, and Special Development Initiatives, have been realigned.

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