President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana has completed the formation of his Cabinet following the announcement of the third and final set of 11 ministerial nominees, who bring the size of the Cabinet to 36.
Professor Gyan Baffour, an economist and Member of Parliament (MP) for Wench is the minister-designate for Planning. He will ensure that the government’s policies and manifesto imperatives are dovetailed into the National Development Planning Commission’s 40-year development plan.
Catherine Abelema Afeku, a business development consultant and MP for Evalue Gwira goes to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, while Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, a youth activist, media planner and lecturer on Islam is the minister-designate for Information. He also doubles as Spokesman to the President.
Mavis Hawa Koomson, an educationists and MP for Awudu Senya East has been nominated for the Ministry for Special Development Initiatives while Naa Afoley Quaye, an agri-business management specialist and MP for More-or, is the minister-designate for Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Isaac Kwame Asiamah, MP for Atwima Mponua, is destined for the Youth and Sports Ministry.
Former Volta Region (province) Minister under the Kufuor Administration, Samuel Kofi Dzamesi goes to the Ministry for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, and Ibrahim Awal Mohammed, a media practitioner and businessman is the minister-designate for Investment and Business Development, a new portfolio which comes under the Office of the President.
Cecelia Dapaah, a leadership development specialist and former MP for Bantams has been designated Minster for Aviation, while Boniface Sadique, MP for Madina will head the newly created Inner City and Zongo Development Ministry, which would also function from the Office of the President.
Osei Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu, the Parliamentary Majority Leader and MP for Suame, is the minister-designate for Parliamentary Affairs.
President Akufo-Addo said the names of the nominees would be submitted to Parliament when the Houses resumes sitting on Jan 24, 2017, from its two-week break.
He said he would announce his nominees for regional ministers next week.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK