President Akufo-Addo’s first ministerial reshuffle 2023

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Three nominees of whom are Members of Parliament have been put out by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as replacements for outgoing ministers.

These are the ministries of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Trade and Industry, and Agriculture.

The MP for Adansi Asokwa, Mr. Kobina Tahir Hammond, has been proposed as the next Minister of Trade and Industry to succeed Mr. John Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen.

Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has been replaced as Minister of Food and Agriculture by Mr. Bryan Acheampong, MP for Abetifi. Mr. Ebenezer Kojo Kum has been replaced as Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs by Mr. Stephen Asamoah Boateng, former Director General of State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA).

President Akufo-Addo also changed the portfolio of one deputy minister, and elevated two to the Minister of State status, while one has been nominated for the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

The reshuffle was announced by Speaker Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin on the floor of the House in Accra.

The President, in a letter to the Speaker, announced the nomination subject to the approval of Parliament.

The President has further nominated two ministers of state subject to Parliament’s approval.

They include Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, the MP for Karaga, and currently the Deputy Minister of Energy, as Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance.

Mr Osei Bonsu Amoah, MP for Akuapem South, and currently the Deputy Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, as Minister of State at the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development.

The transfer of Mr. Herbert Krapa, who is presently the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, to the Ministry of Energy as a Deputy Minister to replace Dr. Adam was also announced by the President.

The President had, in line with Article 79(1) of the Constitution, nominated Dr. Stephen Amoah, MP for Nhyiaeso, as the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry in order to fill the vacancy brought on by the reorganization of the Government, subject to ratification by Parliament.

The Speaker forwarded the nominees to the Parliamentary Appointments Committee.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Louis Gyamerah

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