General News of Thursday, 26 January 2017
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is yet to name his deputy ministers but information gathered by Peacefmonline.com indicates that, former AFAG leader and the newly elected New Patriotic Party Parliamentary Candidate for Effiduase-Asokore constituency in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Nana Ayew Afriyie is highly tipped to assist Madam Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.
President Nana Akufo-Addo named Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful as the minister-designate for the Ministry of Communications.
Explaining his decision to select the “iron lady” as the Minister for that position, President Akufo-Addo described her as a strong woman with power views.
However, she will be backed by another outspoken MP to beef up Nana Addo’s communication team.
Aside Dr. Nana Ayew Afriyie who is tipped to assist the communications ministry – names like Member of Parliament for Lawra, Anthony Abayifa Karbo, National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Sammy Awuku, Former Northern Regional Secretary of the NPP Dr Clifford Braimah, Lawyer Godfred Dame and Lawyer Yaw Buabeng Asamoah are expected to be deputies in the various ministries.
Below is a list of persons tipped to be nominated as Deputy Minister-designates
DEPUTY DR SAMIU NUAMAH
TRADE AND INDUSTRY
DEPUTY HON ATO PANFORD
LANDS FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
DEPUTY HENRY KOKOFU
DEPUTY KOJO OPPONG-NKRUMAH PERRY OKUDJETO
DEPUTY GEORGE ANDAH
DEPUTY HON. DANIEL TITUS GLOVER
DEPUTY KOJO ACE ANKOMAH
YOUTH AND SPORTS
DEPUTY HON. ANTHONY KARBO
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
DEPUTY SAMMI AWUKU
DEPUTY HON. WILLIAM HOR
FOREIGN AFFAIRS NANA AMA DOKUA ASIAMAH ADJEI
DEPUTY DR MAGNUS WILMONT
GENDER AND SOCIAL PROTECTION
DEPUTY BARBARA ASHER AYISI
DEPUTY DR MARK ASSIBEY YEBOAH
DEPUTY YAW BUABENG ASAMOAH GODFRED DAME
DEPUTY DR NANA AYEW AFRIYE.