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Ahenkorah Marfo appointed Deputy Trade Minister –

President Akufo-Addo has implemented a minor reshuffle in his government, by appointing Kofi Ahenkorah Marfo, Member of Parliament for Achiase, as Deputy Minister-designate for Trade and Industry.

He did this after reassigning Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Stephen Amoah to the Finance Ministry.

This decision, effective immediately as of Tuesday, April 2, was announced in a press statement by Eugene Arhin, the Communications Director at the Presidency.

The reshuffle comes after the untimely passing of Deputy Finance Minister and MP for Ejisu, Dr. John Kumah, on Thursday, March 7.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reassigned the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry and Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso, Hon. Stephen Amoah, as Deputy Minister for Finance.”

“Hon. Stephen Amoah, until his re-designation, was the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, and he takes over from the late Hon. John Kumah, who passed away on 7th March 2024. His appointment takes effect immediately.”

Meanwhile, the President is urging Parliament to quickly vet the nominees and approve the appointments, enabling the new appointees to assume office promptly.

“President Akufo-Addo is hopeful that Parliament will, once again, on a bi-partisan basis, expedite the approval of his nominee, so he can join the government forthwith, and assist in the delivery of his mandate for his second term in office.”


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