President John Dramani Mahama on Friday swore in seven ministers and called on them to discharge their duties with impartiality, modesty and humility.
He said as members of a social democratic party, there was the need to adhere to those values so as to ensure that all Ghanaians enjoy the national cake by spreading development projects to their respective areas.
The ministers are Prosper Douglas Bani, for the Interior; Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye, Youth and Sports; John Alexander Ackon, Ashanti Region and Kweku Ricketts Hagan, Central Region.
The rest are Mavis Ama Frimpong, Eastern Region; Abdullah Abubakar, Northern Regio and Albert Abongo, Upper East Region.
The ministers swore the Oath of Office, Secrecy and Allegiance.
President Mahama advised the regional ministers to uphold the social protection programmes such as school feeding and the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) to minimise poverty and deprivation, especially in the rural areas.
He said as heads of the Regional Coordinating Councils, the regional ministers needed to help eliminate the bureaucracies that stifle the smooth implementation of government projects and programmes.
the president charged them to work tactfully with the security agencies in their respective regions to ensure adequate peace and security before, during and after this year’s general election.
Mr Prosper Bani, on behalf of his colleagues, thanked President Mahama for appointing them to their various positions.
He gave the assurance that they would work hard to justify the confidence reposed in them.