Nana Addo reshuffles ministers…makes new nominations

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has made some changes to the composition of his government by reshuffling some ministers and nominating some new ministers and deputy ministers.

The changes were made known Thursday afternoon in a statement singed by Eugene Arhin,  Director of Communications at the Presidency.

Major reshuffles include Cathering Afeku, Member of Parliament for Evalue-Gwira and former Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts being replaced by Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Member of Parliament for Prestea Huni-Valley, and former Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources.

Catherine Afeku, is now a Minister of State at the Office of the President, assigned to the Office of the Senior Minister.

Gifty Twum Ampofo, Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North and former Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, is now Deputy Minister for Education.

Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament for Tano North and former Deputy Minister for Works and Housing, is now Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection.

Barbara Ayisi Asher, Member of Parliament for Cape Coast North and former deputy Minister for Education, is now Deputy Minister for Works and Housing.

Other nominees are Naana Eyiah, Member of Parliament for Gomoa Central, nominated as Deputy Minister-designate for Lands and Natural Resources.

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Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih nominated as Upper West Regional Minister-designate, with the reassignment of the former Upper West Regional Minister, Sulemana Alhassan.

Alex Kodwo Kom Abban, Member of Parliament for Gomoa West, has also been nominated as Deputy Minister-designate for Health whilst Yaw Afful, Member of Parliament for Jaman South, has been nominated as Deputy Minister-designate for Aviation.

The statement noted the President’s hope that Parliament will expedite the vetting of the regional ministers and deputies-designate as well as other nominees to enable them assume their respective offices promptly.

Below is a copy of the press release with the full list;

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