Akufo-Addo reveals first set of ministers
President Nana Akufo-Addo yesterday came out with his first list of ministers.
A list of 13 names of ministers designate for various ministerial positions.
He has named former finance Minister Yaw Osafo-Marfo as his Senior Minister.
Describing him as “arguably the most successful finance minister in our history”, President Akufo-Addo said Mr Osafo Marfo will play the same role as J H Mensah played in the Kufuor administration.
He has been the leader of the New Patriotic Party’s side of the transition team and Mr Akufo-Addo said he had done a “yeoman’s job”.
He said the economy was a very pivotal aspect of the country’s governance thus, he is trying to assemble the strongest team as possible” to handle that. But then the concern has been the position assigned to him.
President Akufo Addo also appointed Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh popularly referred to as NAPO, the Manhyia South MP as minister designate, for education.
This is contrary to speculations and opinions that the doctor would be more abreast with health issues, and therefore would fit the health ministry.
Rather the health ministry went to Dr Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Minister Designate, for Health.
Others on the 13 nominee list of Nana Akuffo Addo are; Albert Kan-Dapaah, Minister designate for National Security. Alan Kyerematen for Trade and Industry Ministry. Ken Ofori-Atta – Finance Minister-designate.
Others include, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto for the Agriculture Ministry and Boakye Agyarko – Energy Minister-designate.
The president has asked parliament to speed up processes so that his government will work in full force.
Source: Suraya Alidu Malititi | kapital971.com