Akufo-Addo names 13 ministers: Ken Ofori Atta Finance; Boakye Agyarko for Energy | 3News

by Isaac Essel

January 10, 2017

Akufo-Addo names 13 ministers: Ken Ofori Atta Finance; Boakye Agyarko for Energy

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has named the first batch of Ministers to prosecute campaign promises contained in the 2016 manifesto of the New Patriotic Party.

Thirteen (13) persons have so far been named as ministers-designate.  They will face the Appointments Committee of Parliament to be vetted and approved for the various portfolios.

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The Ministers-designate are:

Yaw Osafo Maafo – Senior Minister

Albert Kan Dapaah – Minister for National Security

Alan Kyerematen – Minister Trades and Industry

Ken Ofori Atta – Minister of Finance

Afriyie Akoto – Minister of Agriculture

Boakye Agyarko – Minister of Energy

Dominic Nitiwul – Minister of Defence

Ambrose Dery – Minister for Interior

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey – Minister of Foreign Affairs

Gloria Akuffo – Attorney General

Hajia Alima Mahama – Minister for Local Government

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh – Minister of Education

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu – Minister of Health

President Akufo-Addo announcing the ministers on Tuesday said the names have been submitted to the Speaker of Parliament

“The economy is not in good place,” he said, noting that the Speaker of Parliament has been asked to “act expeditiously”, so that he can as soon as possible assemble his team and bring “relieve” to Ghanaians.

He had early on pointed out that “the economy is a major problem confronting our economy and Ghanaians”

By Isaac Essel |3news.com | Ghana

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