The president-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has hinted that Hajia Alima Mahama will be a minister in the next New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration when he takes office on January 7, 2017.
Nana Akufo-Addo dropped this hint when together with his vice president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, paid a visit to the Overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, Nayiri Naa Bohogu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga at Nalerigu as part of the ‘thank you’ tour of Northern Ghana.
Nana Akufo-Addo said, “The people of Nalerigu not only voted for me, but also voted for their daughter, Hajia Alima Mahama, to represent them in parliament. It is a very good choice, and I want you, Nayiri, to know that she’s going to be a part of the Akufo-Addo government from 2017. So you have a double burden. Two of your children are going to play a big role in my government. So we’re going to need your wisdom and guidance to succeed.”
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She is the second person to be named after Alan Kyerematen was introduced to captains of private industry on Wednesday as the next Trade and Industry Minister following DAILY GUIDE’s prediction that the two people had been penciled down with a number of people as would-be ministers.
Hajia Alima Mahama, who was a deputy minister and later Women and Children’s Affairs Minister in the Kufuor administration, is said to be heading straight to the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry as the boss.