First Batch of Nana Addo’s Ministerial Appointments Released; See Who Made the List

The long awaited list of Nana Addo’s ministerial appointments is finally out…

Newly sworn-in President Nana Akufo-Addo has named some ministers-designate for various portfolios to serve in his government. Thirteen ministers have been submitted by the President as his first batch of ministerial nominees. The President made the announcement on Tuesday at the Flagstaff House.

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Some changes which have been made in the house include Nana Addo’s reinstatement of the role of Senior Minister, which was present under the Kufour administration, with former finance Minister Yaw Osafo-Marfo to occupy the position. Describing him as “unarguably the most successful finance minister in our history”, Akufo-Addo said Osafo Marfo will play the same role J H Mensah played in the Kufuor administration.

The newly elected President also revealed that Alan Kyerematen will occupy the Trade Ministry. As part of the changes, Akufo-Addo also announced the merging of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, and the Ministry of Power, which would be led by Boakye Agyarko.

Here’s Full List of Nana Addo’s Ministerial Appointments [First Batch]

  • Senior Minister designate – Yaw Osafo Marfo
  • National Security Minister designate – Albert Kan Dapaah
  • Trade and Industry Minister designate – Alan Kyeremateng
  • Finance Minister designate – Ken Ofori Atta
  • Minister of Agriculture designate – Dr. Akoto Osei Afriyie
  • Energy Minister designate – Boakye Agyarko
  • Defence Minister designate – Dominic Nitiwul
  • Foreign Affairs Minister designate – Shirley Ayorkor Botchway
  • Interior Minister designate – Ambrose Dery
  • Attorney General Minister designate – Gloria Akufo
  • Local Government Minister designate – Hajia Alima Mahama
  • Education Minister designate — Mathew Opoku Prempeh
  • Health Minister designate — Kwaku Agyemang-Manu

Making the announcement, Akufo-Addo noted that, the individuals he named were persons he trusted and was confident in their ability to help improve the various sectors in which they will be serving.