Akufo-Addo to name Afriyie Akoto as minister of agriculture

Akufo-Addo to name Afriyie Akoto as minister of agriculture

Some Ghanaians have praised an announcement by President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo that the minority spokesperson for agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, will be his minister of agriculture when he takes power in January.

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Akufo-Addo to name Afriyie Akoto as minister of agricluture

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Some social media users expressed optimism that Afriyie Akoto would help the president-elect realise his vision to transform the country for the better.

Akufo-Addo dropped the hint of Afriyie Akoto's appointment when he addressed some Zongo chiefs at his residence in Accra.

"The Member of Parliament for Kwadaso, Dr Afriyie Akoto, is our spokesperson on agriculture and if the Parliament will pass it, he is likely to be the minister of agriculture,” he said.

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The president-elect has already confirmed Alan Kyeremanten as his minister for trade.

Others, including, Ken Ofori-Atta, Dominic Nitiwul and Ambrose Dery, are said to have been penciled down for some top ministerial positions.

Akufo-Addo won the December 7 presidential election with 53.85% of the valid votes cast.

His rival and incumbent president, John Mahama, had 44.40% of the votes.

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