President John Dramani Mahama has nominated Ato Sarpong as the Deputy Minister for Communications, succeeding Victoria Hamah who was fired over the VikiLeaks scandal.
Mr. Sarpong, an accountant by profession, has worked in the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) sector for close to two decades, serving as Managing Director of AfricaOnline, an Internet Service Provider and Chief Operating Officer of K-Net Limited, an IT engineering firm.
His nomination is in accordance with Article 79 (1) of the 1992 Constitution, Ben Dotsei Malor, Head of Communications and Presidential Spokesperson, Office of the President, said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
Ato Sarpong was a Senior Auditor with Ernst & Young, and also worked as a Business Consultant for TV3 Network Limited and the Multimedia Group Limited in Accra.
The Communications Ministry has been without a deputy for several months after the dismissal of Ms Hamah in November 2013 http://www.myjoyonline.com/politics/2013/november-8th/deputy-communications-minister-victoria-hammah-fired.php .
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