The President’s action is in fulfilment of Article 76(1) of the 1992 Constitution which enjoins him to select some Ministers to form his Cabinet.
The Article states that, “There shall be a cabinet which shall consist of the President, the Vice President and not less than ten and not more than nineteen Ministers of State.”
It did not state which Ministerial portfolio should be included in the Cabinet of any government.
Clause (2) of the same Article said the Cabinet shall “assist the President in the determination of general policy of the Government.”
Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Ocquaye announced the list to the Members of Parliament (MPs).
Below is the list of Ministers selected:
Alan Kyeremanteng – Trade
Ken Ofori Atta – Finance
Dominic Nitiwul- Defence
Ayorkor Botchey- Foreign Affairs
Gloria Akufo- AG
Ambrose Dery – Interior
Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto- Agriculture
Boakye Agyarko – Energy
Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh – Education
Kwaku Agyeman Manu—Health
Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei- Monitoring and Evaluation
Dan Botwe—Regional Integration
Kofi Ada—Sanitation and water
Joe Ghartey – Railway Development
Ignatius Baffuor Awuah— Employment and Labour
Kwaku Ofori Asiamah- Transport
Catherine Afeku – Tourism
Mavis Hawa Koomson- Special Development in initiatives
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