Ghanaians voted for change in the 2016 elections and this saw the coming into power of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The NPP government led by President Nana Akufo-Addo has been in office since January 7, 2017.
President Akufo-Addo by the powers vested in him by the people of Ghana also elected some ministers to help him run the affairs of the country smoothly, effectively and efficiently.
With barley three weeks to the end of the year, YEN.com.gh wants to take a look at ministers who won the admiration of Ghanaians in the NPP government's first year.
1. John Peter Amewu (Minister of Lands and Natural Resources)
The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu is in the hearts of Ghanaians for waging war against galamsey and land guards.
One the first things the minister did that won the admiration of Ghanaians is the fight against galamsey. He is on record to have assured that the joint team fighting the illegal mining menace is expected to clamp down on the illegal activity across the country.
2. Ken Ofori-Attah (Finance Minister)
The man who is cousin to the president is seen by many as a man of humility, confidence and discipline.
His intellect, confidence and mastery of the real economic situation of Ghana coupled with his fierce integrity is only paralleled by his disarming humility and perhaps his love for white shirts.
Ghanaians trust him to keep the books of the country clean and the economy in the right direction.
3. Otiko Afisa Djaba (Gender Minister)
Madam Otiko Djaba is a controversial woman but has done stuff that won the hearts of Ghanaians.
She is a hard working woman who has brought some 'action' to the Gender Ministry.
To the extent that she has been noticed by Ghana's former president Jerry Rawlings alone speaks volume.
“The Hon Gender Minister has really inspired me and now I feel better to make a few remarks," Mr Rawlings said about Madam Otiko at an event.
4. Gloria Akuffo ( Attorney General and Minister of Justice)
Madam Gloria Akuffo's decision to partner with former AG, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong in the just ended maritime dispute with Cote d’Ivoire won her the admiration of Ghanaians as well.
5. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu (Minister of Parliamentary Affairs)
He is also the Majority Leader of Ghana's Parliament. Mr Kyei Mensah-Bonsu is loved by Ghanaians for is objectiveness in politics, especially in parliament.
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