- President Nana Akufo-Addo has made his first set of appointments for his second term
- The first list makes appointments to various offices at the Jubilee House
- Many old faces have been reappointed with new ones including another Ofori-Atta
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has made his first appointments for his second term in office.
The first appointments are mainly for the personnel who will be working directly in the offices at the Jubilee House.
Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the Presidency in Akufo-Addo's first term who has been re-appointed announced the new appointments on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
According to a statement Arhin released, the appointees who are 13 in number are to act in their respective positions until the president constitutes the Council of State and consults them over their appointments.
The list shows Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, Nana Bediatuo Asante, and Mercy Debrah-Karikari reappointed to their old positions of Chief of Staff, Secretary to the President, and Secretary to the Cabinet respectively.
Other old faces include Saratu Atta and Lord Commey who have been reappointed to the positions of PA to the President and Director of Operations.
New faces which have popped up in government include Emmanuel Adumua-Bossman and Fawaz Aliu who are coming in as deputies to Frema Opare.
Others are Dr Isaac Owusu-Mensah who has been appointed as Director of Research and Michael Ofori-Atta, appointed as Director of ECOWAS and Regional Integration.
Interestingly, Ofori-Atta's s appointment has raised eyebrows. With the surname Ofori-Atta, there are suggestions that he is related to Ken Ofori-Atta and by extension related to the president.
In other news, the Supreme Court has thrown out John Mahama’s application for interrogatories.
According to the apex court, the hearing of the petition is time-bound, hence, no room for interrogatories.
Mahama filed a petition before the court to challenge the outcome of the 2020 presidential race.
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