General News of Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Information minister, Mustapha Hamid, announced the appointment of 50 deputy ministers at a news conference in Accra today.
President, Nana Akufo-Addo has named 54 persons to serve as ministers of state at the presidency and deputy ministers of state in his government.
In a letter addressed to the speaker of Parliament on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the president urged the house to approve the nominees which include the deputy majority leader, Adjoa Sarfo, penned to be a Minister of State at the Officer of the President in charge of Public Procurement.
The President of the Central University College, Professor Kwesi Yankah will also be the Minister of State at the Ministry of Education in charge of Tertiary education.
This brings the number of ministers and deputies in the Akuffo-Addo administration to 110, with a political commentator describing it as the largest government in the history of the Fourth Republic.
The names of the nominees for Ministers of State are as follows:
Minister of State at the Office of the President in charge of Public Procurement – Hon Sarah Adwoa Safo
Minister of State at the Office of the President – Brian Acheampong
Minister of State at the Ministry of Agriculture – Nurah Gyeile
Minister of State at the Ministry of Education in charge of Tertiary Education – Kwesi Yankah
For the list of deputy ministers, while some ministries have been allocated three deputies, others have one, who will support the substantive ministers to deliver on the government’s mandate.
The names of the nominees for Deputy Ministers are as follows:
Ministry of Finance – Kwaku Kwarteng, Hon Abena Osei Asare, & Charles Adu Boahen
Ministry of Energy – Hon Owuraku Aidoo, Joseph Cudjoe, Mohammed Amin Anta
Ministry of Local Government and Rural Dev’t – Hon Osei Bonsu Amoah, Collins Ntim, Kwasi Boateng Agyei
Ministry of Information – Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Hon Ama Dokuaa Asiamah Agyei, Perry Curtis Kwabla Okudzeto
Ministry of Agriculture – Hon William Agyapong Quaitoo, Hon Dr Sagre Bambangi, Hon George Oduro
Ministry of Trade and Industry – Hon Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, Robert Ahomka-Lindsey
Ministry of Roads and Highways – Hon Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, Hon Anthony N-Yoh Puowele Karbo
Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources – Hon Benito Owusu Bio, Hon Barbara Oteng Gyasi
Ministry of Works and Housing – Hon Freda Prempeh, Hon Eugene Antwi
Ministry of Education – Hon Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Hon Barbara Ayisi Acher
Office of Attorney General and Ministry of Justice – Godfred Dame, Hon Joseph Dinkiok Kpemka
Ministry of Health – Hon Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu, Hon Tina Mensah
Ministry of Railways Development – Hon Kwaku Agyenim Boateng, Hon Andy Appiah-Kubi
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration – Hon Mohammed Habbib Tijani, Charles Owiredu
Ministry of Communications – Hon George Andah, Hon Vincent Sowah Odotei
Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation – Hon Patrick Boamah, Hon Michael Yaw Gyato
Ministry of Defence – Hon Maj. Derrick Oduro
Ministry of The Interior – Hon Henry Quartey
Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology and Innovation – Hon Patricia Appiagyei
Ministry of Regional Reorganisation and Development – Martin Agyei-Mensah Korsah
Ministry of Transport – Hon Nii Kwartei Titus Glover
Ministry of Employment And Social Welfare – Hon Bright Wireko Brobbey
Ministry of Fisheries And Aquaculture – Hon Francis Kingsley Ato Cudjoe
Ministry of Aviation – Hon Kwabena O. Darko-Mensah
Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs – Hon Paul Essien
Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection – Hon Gifty Twum Ampofo
Ministry of Youth And Sports – Pius Enam Hadzide
Ministry of Tourism, Creative Arts And Culture – Hon Dr Ziblim Barri Iddi
Ministry of Monitoring And Evaluation – Hon William Kwasi Sabi