President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has charged newly sworn regional ministers to distinguish themselves in their service to the country.
He has entreated them to champion “my vision, my values, my policy and my spirit in your regions” and to live in peace with community leaders.
“The net effect of these constitutional provisions is that, you are the face and body, the eyes and ears of the president in your regions,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo made these remarks when he sworn in ten regional Ministers at the Flagstaff House.
The Regional Ministers add up to the already sworn 36 Ministers who are serving in the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The President has repeatedly told his appointees to exhibit humility and honesty in their dealings and interactions with Ghanaians since they represent the surest ingredient to thes success of his government.
“We have given a pledge to our people that we will be honest in our dealings with the public purse entrusted to our care, and we will have to live up to it.”
He called on them to declare their assets as dictated by Ghana’s constitution.
President Akufo-Addo used the opportunity to thank Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Ocquaye and MPs for the efforts they put into the vetting of his nominees.
“It is a good demonstration of the spirit of cooperation of the executive which I want to make a hallmark of my presidency,” he said.
The Regional Ministers who were sworn in include;
Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfour
Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey
Western Regional Minister, Dr. Kwaku Afriyie
Upper West Regional Minister, Sulemana Alhassan
Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh
Volta Regional Minister, Archibald Yao Letsa
Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed
Upper East Regional Minister, Rockson Ayine Bukari
Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah
Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan