- Former Deputy Education Minister has been tipped to head the Education Ministry
- His boss, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh is likely to be at the Energy Ministry
- Former Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu, is also heading to the Railways Ministry
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Speculations have been rampant over the last couple of days concerning names of individuals being considered by President Nana Akufo-Addo for ministerial appointments.
One individual strongly being considered is the former deputy Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum.
The 56-year-old Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe in the Ashanti Region is likely to be elevated as the substantive minister at the Education Ministry, pro-government broadcaster, Asaase Radio reported on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
According to the report, the president is expected to make public his ministerial team for his second term in the coming days.
Citing sources from the presidency, the outlet further reported that the former Education Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, who doubles as the lawmaker for Manyia South will take over the Energy Ministry.
The former Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu, and now MP for Hohoe is being tipped for the Railways Ministry as the substantive minister.
Albert Kan Dapaah, Dominic Nitiwul, Ambrose Dery, and, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, have all been tipped to retain their portfolios.
The former Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyeremanten, former Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, and former Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful will also retain their portfolios, the report said.
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In other news, the MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, backed calls for President Akufo-Addo to maintain Frema Opare as his Chief of Staff.
According to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lawmaker, Opare performed incredibly well in the president’s first term in office.
Opare became Ghana’s first-ever Chief of Staff when President Akufo-Addo was appointed to that position in January 2017.
Giving reasons why she should be retained on Good Evening Ghana on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, and monitored by YEN.com.gh, Ablakwa described Opare as “very deep and reflective.”
“I like such leaders; leaders who pay attention to details and who think thoroughly,” the former deputy Education Minister said.
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