Meet the new Ministers introduced in Akufo-Addo’s Second Term and those maintained

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has renominated nineteen ministers of state from his first term to maintain their ministerial portfolios in his second term.

The names have subsequently been submitted to Parliament for vetting and approval.

The full list of ministerial nominees was made available to the public on Thursday, 21 January 2021.

The new entrants are as follows;

  • Francis Asenso-Boakye for Works and Housing
  • Samuel Abdulai Jinapor for Lands and Natural Resources
  • Mustapha Yussif for Youth and Sports
  • Ebenezer Kojo Kum for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs
  • Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum for Minister of Education
  • Godfred Yeboah Dame Minister of Justice .
  • Freda Prempeh for Minister of Works and Housing.

Thos who were still maintained included;

1. Albert Kan-Dapaah – National Security Ministry

2. Ken Ofori-Atta – Finance Ministry

3. Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen – Trade and Industry Ministry

4. Dominic Nitiwul – Defence Ministry

5. Ambrose Dery – Interior Ministry

6. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey – Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration Ministry

7. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu – Parliamentary Affairs

8. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful – Communications and Digitalisation Ministry

9. Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto – Food and Agriculture Ministry 

10. Kwaku Agyemang Manu – Health Ministry

11. Kwasi Amoako-Atta – Roads and Highways Ministry

12. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah – Transport Ministry

13. Cecilia Abena Dapaah – Sanitation and Water Resources Ministry

14. Ignatius Baffuor Awuah – Employment and Labour Relations Ministry

15. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah – Information Ministry

The Regional Ministers, also recognized by the Constitution as ministers of state, who have been renominated for their previous various Regions are:

1. Simon Osei-Mensah – Ashanti Region

2. Dr Hafiz Bin Salih – Upper West Region

3. Dr Archibald Yao Letsa – Volta Region

4. Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah – Western Region