President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday submitted to Parliament for approval, names of 39 persons for appointment as Deputy Ministers and Minister of State.
The nominees are Minister of State at the Finance Ministry; Charles Adu-Boahen and two deputy ministers; Abena Osei-Asare and John Ampontuah Kumah.
Nana Dokua Asiamah Adjei, Michael Okyere Baafi and Herbert Krapa are nominated as deputy ministers for Trade and Industry while the Energy Ministry has Mohammed Amin Adam, William Owuraku Aidoo and Andrew Egyapa Mercer as nominees.
Other nominees are Augustine Collins Ntim, Osei Bonsu Amoah and Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah for Local Government and Rural Development; Thomas Mbomba and Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration; Alfred Tuah-Yeboah and Diana Asonaba Dapaah for Attorney General and Ministry of Justice and Yaw Frimpong Addo and Mohammed Hardi Tuferu for Food and Agriculture.
John Ntim Fordjuor and Gifty Twum-Ampofo head to Education; Tina Gifty Mensah and Mahama Asei Seini to Health; Benito Owusu Bio and George Mireku Duker to Lands and Natural Resources; Mavis Nkansah-Boadu and Stephen Pambin Jalulah to Roads and Highways and Hassan Tampuli and Frederick Obeng Adom to Transport.
Also, Kofi Amankwah-Manu, Defence; Naana Eyiah Quansah, the Interior; Ama Pomaa Boateng, Communications and Digitalisation; Abdulai Abanga, Works and Housing; Moses Anim, Fisheries and Aquaculture Development; Kwaku Asante-Boateng, Railway Development and Amidu Issahaku Chinnia, Sanitation and Water Resources.
The rest are Mark Okraku Mantey, Tourism, Arts and Culture; Lariba Zuweira Abudu, Gender, Children and Social Protection; Bright Wireko-Brobbey, Employment and Labour Relations; Fatimatu Abubakar, Information and Evans Opuku Bobie, Youth and Sports.
In a press statement from the Presidency on Wednesday, President Akufo-Addo expressed hope that “just as was done for his Ministers, Parliament will, on a bi-partisan basis, expedite the approval of his Deputy Ministerial nominees, so they can join the Government forthwith, and assist in the delivery of his mandate for his second term in office.”
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD