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Don’t exert pressure on newly appointed ministers – NDC constituency chairman

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

He cautioned constituencies whose members of parliament have been appointed as ministers to be extra careful and not see that as an opportunity to pressurise them to quickly respond to the needs of the constituencies.

According to him, such acts would let the ministers lose track of what is expected of them and may let them not live up to expectation.

Mr Williams gave the advice at a press conference at Gomoa Ekwamkrom to show the constituency’s appreciation to President John Dramani for the appointment of Ms Rachel Florence Appoh, the MP for Gomoa Central as deputy Minister designate for Gender, Children and Social Protection.


He stated that the President, who is the appointing authority, had seen a lot of potential in the MP for the area, hence, her appointment, adding that the executive and the party supporters in the constituency were hopeful that she would execute her duties as expected.

He added that the MP, during her campaign, was concerned about empowering women in the area to engage in profitable ventures that would help to improve their standard of living, as well as supporting children to acquire education.

He noted that with such a vision, which is part of the mandate of the ministry she is heading to, she would work together with the sector minister to transform the lives of women and children in the country.

He stressed that ever since the Gomoa District was carved out of the Awutu Effutu District and was subsequently divided into Gomoa East and West Districts respectively, no MP from Gomoa East had been appointed as a minister and, therefore, Ms Appoh’s appointment should be seen as an honour done the chiefs and people of the constituency.

Story by Gilbert Mawuli Agbey