- Pro-government media outlet, Asaase Radio, has reported that the president will be announcing the list of deputy ministerial nominees today
- Finance and Energy Ministries are expected to have three deputies each
- The outlet further reported that women will dominate the list
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President Akufo-Addo is expected to announce his deputy ministerial nominees later today, April 15, 2021, YEN.com.gh has gathered.
Citing a source close to the presidency, the pro-government radio station, Asaase Radio, reported that the president will be announcing three deputy ministers each for the Finance and Energy Ministries.
The outlet further reported that the president will announce two deputies for the Information Ministry.
The Attorney General and Justice Ministry will also have two deputies.
Asaase Radio sources at the office of the president said one Diana Asonaba Dapaah is expected to be named as one of the two deputy ministers for the Attorney General and Justice Ministry.
According to the outlet, Dapaah is a lawyer called to both the Ghana and New York Bar. She is also the current Vice President of the Ghana Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Hub.
Overall, the pro-government outlet reported the president's deputy ministerial list will have more women than men as compared to the ministerial list that had more males as against females.
Parliament’s Appointments Committee will be required to vet all of the President’s nominees before they are sworn into office.
According to him, he will only jail his 'corrupt' appointees based on strong glaring evidence.
Akufo-Addo said mere allegations against some of his appointees will not be enough to open criminal proceedings against them.
There have been countless allegations leveled against president Akufo-Addo for letting some of his corrupt appointees go scot-free.
Most of the president’s appointees have been accused either of property grabbing within a short period, engaging in galamsey activities, as well as engaging in aiding and abetting crime.
“I’ll, however, not act on hearsay or mere allegations without more. I will not hesitate to act, though, when the evidence is hard before the police and I would do so irrespective of the standing of the person or persons involved,” Akufo-Addo said.
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