On Wednesday, April 21, an official list was released from the presidency naming some 39 individuals as deputy ministers for the various ministries.
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Eight deputy minister-nominees were maintained in their portfolios from President Akufo-Addo’s first term.
Three others were reshuffled from their previous portfolios to entirely different ones.
YEN.com.gh has compiled the list of all the eight deputy ministers who were retained in their portfolios as well as the three that were reshuffled to other portfolios.
1. Tina Mensah
The MP for the Weija-Gbawe constituency has been retained in her previous portfolio as the deputy health minister.
2. Abena Osei-Asare
Abena who assisted Ken Ofori-Atta in the Finance Ministry during Akufo-Addo's first term was maintained.
3. Benito Owusu Bio
Benito was maintained at the Lands Ministry where he served diligently in Akufo-Addo's first term.
4. Bright Wireko-Brobbey
The MP for the Hemang Lower Denkyira Constituency in the Central Region retained his position as the deputy minister for employment and labour relations.
5. Osei Bonsu Amoah
The MP for the Akwapem South Constituency in the Eastern Region was retained at the Local Government Ministry.
6. Augustine Collins Ntim, also remains at the Local Government Ministry after serving under Akufo-Addo's first term
7. Mohammed Amin Adam was maintained at the Energy Ministry.
8. William Owuraku Aidoo was also maintained at the Energy Ministry.
Even though some of the deputy ministers were not retained in their offices, they continued to serve as deputy ministers in different portfolios.
9. Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah, who was at the Regional Re-organisation Ministry has been moved to the Local Government Ministry to make the number of deputies there three.
10. Gifty Twum-Ampofo, who was at the Gender Ministry has been moved to the Education Ministry.
11. Nana Dokua Asiamah Adjei, who was at the Information Ministry now serves at the Trade Ministry.
Still, on politics, the Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, says pictures of the president and the minister in charge of education must be hanged in the offices of all headmasters in the country.
Speaking on ‘The First’ show monitored by YEN.com.gh on 3FM, Dr. Adutwum said that will boost civic education.
“If you go to most public offices, you see the president's picture, the Coat of Arms, civics, it gets you to appreciate the country that you are growing up in as a child…,” he stated.
“It is very important to let them know that the picture they see, one day it will be their picture,” he added.
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