President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged his cabinet ministers to be humble in the daily execution of their mandates in their respective ministries.
President Akufo Addo expressed that Ghana's people have charged the New Patriotic government with the important task of bringing about the economic transformation towards prosperity they need, and that cabinet ministers should not let them down.
“You are now honourable ministers of the Ghanaian nation with all its implications. The most important of those implications is the commitment to service.”
His Exellency Nana Akufo-Addo was speaking at the Flagstaff House, the seat of government on Tuesday, February 7th, during a swearing-in ceremony of a second batch of cabinet ministers.
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“You are now high public officials, which means that you are leading members of the public service and public service means exactly that, public service. It is a calling, a noble one, which has to be discharged c.
“The Ghanaian people in their generosity have conferred on us, the New Patriotic Party, and myself (sic), a huge mandate. They have placed squarely their faith in us to engineer the transformation, social and economic circumstances that will lead to their progress and prosperity of our nation.”
President Akufo Addo sworn in 12 new cabinet ministers, of which Gender, Children and SOcial Protection Minister, Mme Otiko Afisa Djaba was one of them. Mme Djaba's ministerial nomination had been plagued by controversy concerning the fact that she did not do her national service, and comments she made concerning former President John Mahama.