General News of Tuesday, 24 January 2017
President Nana Akufo-Addo has revealed that one of the most adored personalities of First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo is Central Regional Minister-designate Kwamena Duncan.
Announcing the list of nominees for regional ministers to be sent to parliament for approval, Mr Akufo-Addo noted on Tuesday, January 24 that “he [Mr Duncan] is a great favourite of my wife Rebecca – when he comes on the radio, I cannot speak”.
Mr Duncan is the Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Central Region. He is an agriculturist and has been a teacher at Mfantsipim Senior High School for the past 22 years.
Mr Akufo-Addo called for maximum support for the ministerial nominees and pleaded with parliament to expedite the screening of nominees for them to execute government’s task expeditiously.
The rest of the regional ministers are as follows:
Sulemana Alhassan – Upper West Region
Kwamena Duncan – Central Region
Dr Kwaku Afriyie – Western Region, MP
Eric Kwakye Darfour – Eastern Region, MP
Rockson Bukari – Upper East Region
Simon Osei-Mensah – Ashanti Region
Ishmael Ashitey – Greater Accra Region
Salifu Saeed – Northern Region
Kwaku Asoma-Cheremeh – Brong Ahafo Region
Dr Archibald Letsa – Volta Region
They will all be vetted by the Appointments Committee of parliament.