A deputy chief of staff, Samuel Abu Jinapor has revealed, that President Akufo-Addo had to persuade a number of individuals to acknowledge his nomination for positions in his government.
According to Mr.Abu Jinapor the gesture stems from the president’s passion to see Ghana transformed for the better.
He said this in an interview with TV3 on Tuesday after the President announced the 10 persons to serve as his regional ministers upon approval by Parliament.
Among the persons nominated by the president as his regional ministerial appointees was Dr Archibald Yao Letsa to head the Volta Region.
Dr Letsa is the Chief Executive Officer for AVL Holdings Ghana Limited and a former parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Mr Jinapor said Dr Letsa, among others had to be persuaded to join the Akufo-Addo administration .
He also said, “the kind of government the president has put together so far, it’s become pretty obvious that we are seeing a serious government."
President Akufo-Addo has expressed confidence in his appointees, several times asking Parliament’s Appointments Committee to expedite their vetting.
“I believe that already the Ghanaian people have seen the quality of people I have named,” he said at Tuesday’s unveiling. He added the country is in a critical state but “when our times are tough, the tough gets going."