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Akufo-Addo reshuffles ministers; Barbara Oteng Gyasi promoted

BY: Graphic Online
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

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

The reshuffle, which was made known Thursday afternoon via a statement signed and issued by Mr Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the Presidency show the promotion of Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Member of Parliament for Prestea Huni-Valley from the position of Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, to Minister-designate for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.

New nominations

It also has some new nominations Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih as Upper West Regional Minister-designate and the reassignment of the current Upper West Regional Minister, Sulemana Alhassan.

Naana Eyiah, Member of Parliament for Gomoa Central, has also been nominated as Deputy Minister-designate for Lands and Natural Resources.

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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 also been nominated as Deputy Minister-designate for Aviation.

The statement said President Akufo-Addo was hopeful that Parliament will expedite the vetting of the Minister-designate for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, the Regional Minister-designate for Upper West, as well as the deputy Ministers-designate for Aviation, Lands and Natural Resources, and Health so they can assume their respective offices as quickly as possible.

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Below is the list

Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Member of Parliament for Prestea Huni-Valley constituency and former Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, is now the Minister-designate for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.

Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih is now Upper West Regional Minister-designate.

The former Regional Minister, Sulemana Alhassan, has been reassigned.

Catherine Afeku, Member of Parliament for Evalue-Gwira and former Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, 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.

Naana Eyiah, Member of Parliament for Gomoa Central, is now Deputy Minister-designate for Lands and Natural Resources.

Alex Kodwo Kom Abban, Member of Parliament for Gomoa West, is now Deputy Minister-designate for Health.

Yaw Afful, Member of Parliament for Jaman South, is now Deputy Minister-designate for Aviation.