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Full list of Ministerial nominees

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President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Tuesday January 10, 2017 released the names of  the first batch of ministers to serve in his administration. In all, 13 persons have been designated pending approval by Parliament.

Designating the ministers at the Jubulee House, President Akufo-Addo reiterated his earlier position that the individuals who may get the chance to serve in his government would be individuals he trusts and is confident in their abilities to help improve the various sectors in which they will serve and the nation at large.

Yaw Osafo Marfo, a retired banker, engineer and former Minister of State was named as Senior Minister-designate.

One key move by Mr. Akufo-Addo was the merger of the Ministry of Energy  and Power as was the case in the erstwhile Mahama administration. According to him, it does not make sense to him to separate the Energy from Power and therefore christened it as the Ministry of Energy, Petroleum and Power with Boakye Agyarko as minister-designate.

Below is the full list of the ministers-designate

Senior Minister – Yaw Osafo Marfo

National Security Minister – Kan Dapaah

Minister of Trade and Industry – Alan Kyeremanteng

Minister of Minister – Ken Ofori-Attah

Minister of Agriculture – Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie Akoto

Minister of Energy – Boakye Agyarko

Minister of Defence – Dominic Nitiwul

Minister of Interior – Ambrose Derry

Minister of Foreign Affairs – Ayorkor Botchwey

Attorney General  – Lawyer Gloria Akufo

Minister of Local Government – Hajia Alima Mahama

Minister of Education – Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Minister of Health – Kwaku Agyemang Manu

Akufo-Addo noted that, on Wednesday and Thursday, he will announce more names of individuals who will serve in his government.

The Ministers-designate named by the President will vetted and confirmed to serve in their respective offices as Ministers, if they are found qualified by the vetting committee of Parliament.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has urged parliament to effectively scrutinize all his appointees and not “rubber stamp” them in “wholesale” as qualified.

Source: www.TopNewsGhana.com

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