The President-elect of Ghana even before his official swearing in on the 7th of January 2017, has mentioned another set of three, likely to become ministers in his regime.
Subject to parliamentary approval after his inauguration, the three names are Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture; Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, and Mr Isaac Asiamah, the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
At a meeting with a delegation of some Zongo chiefs at his Nima residence in Accra over the weekend, the President-elect hinted that Dr Afriyie Akoto, who is currently the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwadaso in Kumasi and Minority Spokesperson on Agriculture, would be his Minister of Agriculture.
"He is our Spokesperson on Agriculture and if Parliament passes him, he is likely to be the Minister of Agriculture,” Nana Akufo-Addo told the Zongo chiefs.
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With regards to Dr Frimpong Boateng, the President-elect dropped the hint at the 36th annual Technological Exhibition of the Kristo Asafo Mission in Accra on Sunday, January 1, 2017.
He told the gathering that his government would focus much on science and technology in order to speed up the nation’s drive for industrialisation.
Concerning Isaac Asiamah, who is presently the MP for Atwima Mponua, it was the President-elect’s Spokesperson, Mr Mustapha Hamid, who disclosed that the MP was set to become the next Minister of Youth and Sports.
Mr Hamid had led a delegation that was sent by Nana Akufo-Addo to meet with the players and management of the senior national football team, the Black Stars, at the Alisa Hotel in Accra on Sunday, January 1, 2017.
Speaking during the meeting, Mr Hamid said Mr Asiamah, who was part of the delegation, would occupy the position of Sports Minister after vetting by Parliament.Earlier, the president-elect had named Mr Kwadwo Alan Kyerematen as his appointee minister for the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Hajia Alima Mahama for the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
Nana Akufo-Addo will be sworn into office as the fifth President of the Fourth Republic on Saturday, January 7, 2017, after which he will officially name his ministers.