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Prez Addo Ask Speaker to Fast-track Ministers Approval

President Nana Akufo-Addo has asked the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Michael Oquaye to act expeditiously on the list of Minister designates submitted to the House for approval.

President Nana Addo at the Flagstaff House today [Tuesday], announced 13 Minister designates including Osafo Maafo as Senior Minister, pending parliamentary approval.

Speaking after the announcement, Nana Addo said:“Parliament has a responsibility, as quickly as possible, to make it possible for this government to be in place.”

“We are in a very difficult moment in the life of our country. All of us know that our economy is not in a good place and I am asking the House that the essence of my letter to Mr. Speaker to act expeditiously on these nominations so that as soon as possible, I will be able to assemble the government and get on in fulfilling the promises that I made to the Ghanaian people in being able to bring that relief in progress, that they are looking for,” he argued.

The President said though he is not asking Parliament to do a shoddy job, he believes they “can up their game and expedite the processes” in order to “get the government in place as soon as possible.”

First batch of ministerial appointees (13)

Find the full list below:

Senior Minister – Yaw Osafo-Maafo

National Security Minister – Albert Kan Dapaah

Minister of Trade and Industry – Alan Kyeremanten

Minister of Finance – Ken Ofori-Atta

Minister of Agriculture – Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto

Minister of Energy – Boakye Agyarko

Minister of Defence – Dominic Nitiwul

Minister of Interior – Ambrose Dery

Minister of Foreign Affairs – Shirley Ayorkor Botchway

Attorney General – Gloria Akuffo

Minister of Local Government – Hajia Alima Mahama

Minister of Education – Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Minister of Health – Kwaku Agyemang-Manu

By: Marian Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana
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