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President Akufo-Addo Swears In 24 New Ministers and Deputy Ministers

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn in 24 new ministers and deputy ministers at a ceremony held at the Jubilee House. The newly appointed officials have been tasked with aiding the president in fulfilling his mandate to ensure citizens have access to growth and prosperity opportunities.

During the brief ceremony, President Akufo-Addo urged the appointees to work diligently towards achieving the promises made to the people of Ghana. He administered the Oaths of Office, Secrecy, and Allegiance, expressing confidence that the new ministers and deputy ministers would make significant contributions during the final seven months of his term as president.

Emphasizing the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) commitment to serving Ghanaians honestly and competently, President Akufo-Addo stressed the importance of filing asset declarations promptly and maintaining integrity in their public duties.

Parliament approved the ministers’ nominations on Friday, May 17, 2024.

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The newly sworn-in Ministers include:
– Mrs. Abena Osei-Asare, Minister of State for the Ministry of Finance
– Andrew Kofi Egyapa Mercer, Minister for Tourism, Art and Culture
– Lydia Seyram Alhassan, Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources
– Martin Kwaku Adjei-Mensah Korsah, Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Decentralisation
– Ophelia Mensah Hayford, Minister for Environmental, Science, Technology, and Innovation
– Darkoa Newman, Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection
– Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye, Minister for Health
– Fatimatu Abubakar, Minister for Information

Nii Kwartei Titus Glover and Daniel Machator were also sworn in as Regional Ministers for Greater Accra and Oti, respectively.

The 14 Deputy Ministers sworn in include:
– Dr. Benjamin Sekyere Yeboah, Deputy Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection
– Sylvester Tetteh, Deputy Minister for Information
– Charles Acheampong, Deputy Minister for Communications and Digitisation
– Adelaide Ntim, Deputy Minister for Health
– Alexander Akwasi Acquah, Deputy Minister for Health
– Vincent Ekow Assafuah, Deputy Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Decentralisation
– John Kobina Abbam Aboah Sanie, Deputy Minister for Energy
– Collins Adomako Mensah, Deputy Minister for Energy
– Dr. Prince Hamidu Armah, Deputy Minister for Works and Housing
– Professor Kingsley Nyarko, Deputy Minister for Education
– Dr. Festus Awuah Kwofie, Deputy Minister for Employment, Labour Relations, and Pensions
– Akwasi Konadu, Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources
– Musah Abdul Aziz Ayaba, Deputy Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development
– Dr. Alexander Ampaabeng, Deputy Minister for Finance

The ceremony began with a moment of silence in memory of Kwasi Atta, a driver who tragically lost his life in a recent accident at Bunso Junction.

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