President Akufo-Addo recently released a list of 39 individuals who would be assisting his sector minister in the various ministries.
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The list would not be complete without the presence of women.
Eventhough the number of women on his list is not half of the number released, the inclusion of women on the list is well appreciated.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo named 10 women as part of the 39 nominees for various deputy ministerial positions in his second term
YEN.com.gh has compiled the list of all the 10 women Akufo-Addo chose as deputy ministers.
1. Abena Osei-Asare maintained her portfolio as the deputy minister of finance.
2. Nana Dokua Asiamah Adjei who previously served as the deputy minister of information has been shuffled as the deputy minister of Trade and Industry.
3. Diana Asonaba Dapaah will be at the Office of Attorney General & Ministry of Justice.
4. Gifty Twum-Ampofo who was the deputy gender minister in Akufo-Addo's first term has ben shuffled to be a deputy minister of education in Akufo-Addo's second term.
5. Mavis Nkansah-Boadu will be a deputy minister at the Roads & Highways ministry.
6. Naana Eyiah Quansah will be the deputy minister of Interior.
7. Ama Pomaa Boateng will be assisting Ursula Owusu Ekuful at the Communications & Digitalisation ministry.
Interestingly, the ministry will be manned by women.
8. Lariba Zuweira Abudu will replace Gifty Twum Ampofo at the Gender, Children & Social Protection ministry.
9. Fatimatu Abubakar will be with the ministry of Information to assist Kojo Opppong Nkrumah. Fatimatu is not a member of parliament.
10. Tina Mensah maintained her portfolio from the president’s first term as the deputy health minister.
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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Source: Yen Ghana