General News of Monday, 13 March 2017
The NPP Member of Parliament for the Weija-Gbawe constituency Tina Mensah has been picked by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the Deputy Health Minister.
Hon. Mensah will assist Kwaku Agyeman-Manu to steer the affairs of the Health Ministry.
In a phone conversation with Starrfmonline.com Hon. Mensah confirmed the nomination but declined to comment further.
The Member of Parliament for Lawra Anthony Karbo will be appointed as the deputy Minister of Roads, according to a yet-to-be released statement from the Presidency.
Karbo, a former deputy communications director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), will serve under Kwesi Amoako-Atta if he sails through the vetting.
A former morning show host Kojo Oppong Nkrumah is billed for the Information Ministry as a deputy alongside a deputy communication director of the NPP Perry Okudzeto . The MP for Akropong Nana Ama Dokua will also add up as the third deputy minister.
A new entrant in Parliament, George Andah who represents the Awutu Senya Constituency, will be assisting Ursula Owusu-Ekufu at the communication ministry. However, deep throat sources have hinted Starrfmonline.com he could be swapped with Oppong Nkrumah.
Barbara Asher Ayisi, the NPP MP for Cape Coast North will be appointed as the deputy Education Minister.
President Akufo-Addo is expected to release his list of 50 deputy ministers in the coming days.
It will be the largest government ever in the Fourth Republic. So far, 46 ministers have been vetted and sworn into office. The previous NPP government led by former President John Kufuor had 88 ministers while the Mills administration that succeeded it had 69 ministerial appointees. The Mahama administration, however, had 78 ministerial appointments.