General News of Tuesday, 24 January 2017
President Nana Akufo-Addo says he continues to be an “unrepentant optimist” in the prospects of Ghana.
This, according to him, is evidenced in the calibre of people he had proposed for national office.
“Already the Ghanaian people are seeing the quality of the people of that I have proposed for national office,” he said Tuesday at a media briefing to announce his regional minsters-designate.
He said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government led by him inherited an economy in poor shape and from what he had heard “it’s even poorer than we anticipated.”
Nonetheless, he said he was confident that the people “we have assembled will give us the best government in our history.”
Regional ministerial nominees
During the briefing to announce his Regional Ministers-designate, he nominated the Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in the Greater Accra, Ismael Ashietey as the new Minister-designate.
Also, he named Asumah Kyeremeh as minister-designate for Brong-Ahafo region and Kwamena Duncan, a regular panelist on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ morning show programme, for the Central Region.
Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, the Member of Parliament for Sefwi Wiawso, is the new minister-designate for the Western region while Salifu Saeed, a former DCE for Nanumba, is the Northern regional minister-designate.
The immediate past MP for Bosumtwi, Simon Osei Mensah, is also the Ashanti regional Minister-designate.
The rest are Sulemana Alhassan, Upper West region, Dr. Kwakye Darfour for the Eastern region, Rockson Bukari for the Upper East and Dr. Archibald Letsa is the Volta regional minister-designate.
President Akufo-Addo is likely to announce deputies for his regional ministers and other sector ministers at a later date.