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21.04.2021 Headlines

Akufo-Addo maintains eight deputy minister-nominees

Akufo-Addo maintains eight deputy minister-nominees
LISTEN APR 21, 2021

Eight deputy minister nominees are set to maintain their portfolio’s from President Akufo-Addo’s first term.

They are pending parliamentary vetting and approval.

This is out of the 39 deputy ministers nominated under 24 portfolios according to a statement from the presidency.

The eight include Abena Osei-Asare at the Finance Ministry, Mohammed Amin Adam and William Owuraku Aidoo at the Energy Ministry, Osei Bonsu Amoah and Augustine Collins Ntim at the Local Government Ministry, Tina Mensah at the Health Ministry, Benito Owusu Bio at the Lands Ministry and Bright Wireko-Brobby at the Employment Ministry.

A further three deputy ministers held different portfolios in the previous Akufo-Addo government.

They include Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah who was at the Regional Re-organisation Ministry but has been moved to the Local Government Ministry, Gifty Twum-Ampofo who was at the Gender Ministry but has been moved to the Education Ministry and Nana Dokua Asiamah Adjei who was at the Information Ministry but now serves at the Trade Ministry.

The remaining deputy minister nominees are all being called up to serve in the government for the first time.