Nana Addo Names Ministers for Second Term
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, January 21, 2021, submitted to Parliament the list of proposed Ministers and Regional Ministers of his new government to the Speaker of Parliament for the process of their prior approval for appointment, in accordance with the dictates of the Constitution.
According to the Ag. Director of Communication at the Presidency, “the total number of Ministers to be appointed by President Akufo-Addo will not exceed eighty-five (85), down from the one hundred and twenty-six (126) that characterised his first term in office.”
Eugene Arhin in a release mentioned that “seven ministries, namely Aviation, Business Development, Inner City and Zongo Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Planning, Regional Re-organisation and Development, and Special Development Initiatives, have been realigned.”
“The President has effected this realignment because virtually all these special-purpose Ministries have achieved the purposes for which they were established.
The Office of the Senior Minister has also been abolished. This will result in a total of twenty-eight (28) Ministries, down from the thirty-six (36) of his first term”, he continued.
Meanwhile, a Public Enterprises Minister portfolio is in the pipeline; the individual will operate directly under the ambit of the Presidency, and not from a Ministry. The Minister will oversee a major restructuring of the entire state-owned enterprises sector to improve the productivity and profitability of the sector.
Find below the Ministers-designate as shared from the seat of the presidency.