Remember NPP’s commitment to serve Ghanaians – Akufo-Addo tells new Ministers
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn in five new ministers and a deputy.
At the swearing-in ceremony held in Accra on Tuesday, 4 April 2024, the President urged the ministers to discharge their duties with integrity.
“Your various competencies, experience and talents make this distinctly possible,” President Akufo-Addo remarked.
He further stated: “To this end, I remind you that the quality of integrity that would permeate your work is extremely important.”
The President also entreated the ministers to remember the commitment of the governing party to serve the Ghanaian people honestly.
He said: “You have to remember at all times the solemn commitment that we in the New Patriotic Party have made collectively and individually to serve the Ghanaian people honestly and competently.”
The swearing-in of the ministers means Adansi Asokwa lawmaker K.T Hammond now becomes the Minister of Trade and Industry.
He replaces Mr Alan Kyerematen, who resigned some weeks ago to focus on his presidential bid.
Nhyiaeso MP Stephen Amoah will deputise him.
Also, Abetifi MP Bryan Acheampong replaces resigned Agric Minister Owusu Afriyie Akoto, who is vying for the flagbearer slot of the governing New Patriotic Party.
Former Information Minister Stephen Asamoah Boateng returns as the Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs while Mr Osei Bonsu Amoah, MP for Akuapem South, becomes a Minister of State at the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development where he has, until his recent elevation, been serving as a deputy.
Furthermore, Karaga MP Mohammed Amin Adam now becomes the Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance.
He replaces Mr Charles Adu Boahen who was sacked by President Nana Akufo-Addo following a corruption exposè by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Parliament on Friday, 24 March 2023, voted in favour of all six of President Akufo-Addo’s ministerial nominees.
Despite the 137:137-split legislature, all the six nominees obtained more votes to offset the anticipated stalemate, thus, leading to their approval by parliament.
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