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:
|1||National Security||Albert Kan Dapaah|
|3||Trade and Industry||Alan Kyerematen|
|4||Defence||Hon. Dominic Nitiwul, MP|
|5||Interior||Hon. Ambrose Dery, MP|
|6||Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration||Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey|
|7||Attorney General and Minister for Justice||Godfred Dame|
|8||Local Government, Decentralization & Rural Development||Hon. Dan Botwe, MP|
|9||Parliamentary Affairs||Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, MP|
|10||Communications and Digitisation||Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, MP|
|11||Food and Agriculture||Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto|
|12||Energy||Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, MP|
|13||Education||Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, MP|
|14||Health||Hon. Dr. Kwaku Agyemang Manu, MP|
|15||Lands and Natural Resources||Hon. Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, MP|
|16||Roads and Highways||Hon. Kwesi Amoako-Atta|
|17||Works and Housing||Hon. Francis Asenso Boakye, MP|
|18||Transport||Kwaku Ofori Asiamah|
|19||Fisheries and Aquaculture Development||Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson, MP|
|20||Railway Development||Hon. John Peter Amewu, MP|
|21||Sanitation and Water Resources||Cecilia Abena Dapaah|
|22||Toursim, Arts and Culture||Awal Mohammed|
|23||Gender, Children and Social Protection||Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, MP|
|24||Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs||Hon. Ebenezer Kojo Kum, MP|
|25||Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation||Hon. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, MP|
|26||Employment and Labour Relations||Hon. Ignatius Baffour Awuah, MP|
|27||Information||Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, MP|
|28||Youth and Sports||Hon. Mustapha Yussif, MP|
|29||Public Enterprises||Hon. Joseph Cudjoe, MP|
|30||Works and Housing (Minister of State)||Hon. Freda Prempeh, MP|
|4||Bono East||Adu Gyan|
|5||Central||Justina Marigold Assan|
|7||Greater Accra||Hon. Henry Quartey, MP|
|8||Northern||Shani Alhassan Saibu|
|9||North East||Yidana Zakaria|
|11||Savannah||Saeed Muhazu Jibril|
|12||Upper East||Stephen Yakubu|
|13||Upper West||Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih|
|14||Volta||Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa|
|15||Western||Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, MP|
|16||Western North||Richard 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.