Parliament Approves 35 Deputy Ministers

By Ghanaian Chronicle
By Ghanaian Chronicle

4/30/2013 3:45:07 PM -

By Stephen Odoi-Larbi & Fatima Adam
Parliament Has By Consensus Given Approval To 35 Deputy Ministers After Adopting The 9th, 10th And 11th Reports Of The Appointment Committee Yesterday.

The Approved Nominees Include; Hon. Dominic Akuritinga Ayine -Deputy Minister-Designate For Justice And Attorney General, Ms. Barbara Serwaa Asamoah – Deputy Minister-Designate For Lands And Natural Resources, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa – Deputy Minister-Designate For Education, Mr. Felix Kwakye Ofosu – Deputy Minister-Designate For Information And Media Relations.

Hon. Cassiel Ato Baah Forson – Deputy Minister-Designate For Finance, Ambassador Thomas Kwesi Quartey – Deputy Minister-Designate For Foreign Affairs And Regional Integration, Hon. Emmanuel Kwadwo  Agyekum – Deputy Minister-Designate For Local Government And Rural Development And  Dr. Bernice Adiku Heloo – Deputy Minister-Designate For Environment, Science, Technology And  Innovation.

Others Include Mrs. Joyce Bawah Mogtari -Deputy Minister-Designate For Transport, Hon. George Kweku Ricketts Hagan -Deputy Minister -Designate For Finance, Dr. Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan – Deputy Minister-Designate For Food And Agriculture, Hon. Murtala Muhammed Ibrahim – Deputy Minister-Designate For Information And Media Relations, Hon. Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye – Deputy Minister-Designate For Trade And Industry, Ms. Victoria Lakshmi Hamah – Deputy Minister-Designate For Communications And Hon. Baba Jamal Mohammed Ahmed – Deputy Minister-Designate For Local Government And Rural Development.

The Others Are Mr. John Alexander Ackon -Deputy Minister-Designate For Chieftancy And Traditional Affairs, Hon. Isaac Adjei Mensah – Deputy Minister-Designate For Roads And Highways, Ms. Abla Dzifa Gomashie – Deputy Minister-Designate For Tourism, Culture And Creative Arts, Mr. Antwi Boasiako Sekyere – Deputy Minister-Designate For Employment And Labour Relations, Hon. Bashir A. Fuseini Alhassan, Deputy Minister -Designate For The Northern Region.

Hon. Benita Sena Okity Duah – Deputy Minister-Designate For Gender, Children And Social Protection, Dr. Hanna Louisa Bisiw -Deputy Minister -Designate For Food And Agriculture, Hon. Aquinas Tawiah Quansah -Deputy Minister -Designate For Fisheries And Aquaculture Development And Hon. Rachel Florence Appoh-Deputy Minister -Designate For Gender, Children And Social Protection.

The Rest Are Hon. Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi -Deputy Minister -Designate For Defence, Dr. Alfred Sugri Tia -Deputy Minister -Designate For Health, Hon. Alex Kyeremeh Deputy Minister -Designate For Education, Hon.Yaw Effah Baafi Deputy Minister -Designate For Lands And Natural Resources, Hon. James Agalga Deputy Minister -Designate For The Interior, Hon Vincent Oppong Asamoah Deputy Minister -Designate For Water Resources, Works And Housing And Hon. Sampson Ahi Deputy Minister -Designate For Water Resources, Works And Housing.

Hon. Joseph Yammin -Deputy Minister -Designate For Youth And Sports, Dr. Musheibu Mohammed Alfa -Deputy Minister -Designate For Environment, Science, Technology And Innovation, Mr. John Abdulai Jinapor Deputy Minister -Designate For Energy And Petroleum And Mr. Benjamin Dagadu -Deputy Minister -Designate For Energy And Petroleum Conclude The List.

In Supporting The Approval Of The Deputy Ministers -Designate, The Deputy Majority Leader And Member Of Parliament (Mp) For Ashaiman, Hon Alfred Agbezi Kwame Said The Various Nominees Had Performed Creditably When They Appeared Before The Appointment Committee.

He Disclosed That The Nominees Had So Far Proven To Be Qualified, Competent Which He Said Would Help The President In Achieving Its Target, And Called On The Other Members Of The August House To Support The Motion.

On His Part, The Mp For Shai Osudoku, Hon. David Assumeng Tetteh Added That The Nominees Are All Knowledgeable People Who Would Work Hard To Support Their Substantive Ministers In Achieving The Better Ghana Promise By The Ndc Government.