Former Finance Minister Osafo-Maafo named Senior Minister

Former Finance Minister Osafo-Maafo named Senior Minister

Former Finance Minister under the Kufuor administration, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, has been named as the Senior Minster.

The announcement was made by President Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday, where he also announced 12 other nominated Minister designates, pending parliamentary approval.

The Senior Minster, a position which existed in the Kufuor Administration, will supervise the activities of all other appointees and ensure discipline at all levels.

Nana Addo said Mr. Osafo-Maafo, an experienced economist, will help Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who will be heading the country’s economic management team, to put the country on a sound economic footing.

About Yaw Osafo Maafo

Mr. Osafo-Maafo served as the Minister of Finance, later Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, during the Kufuor Administration. He held this position from February 2001 and January 2005.

Between 2005 and 2006, he became the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports.

He is credited with leading the implementation of the free basic education referred to as then as the Capitation Grant.

Mr. Osafo-Maafo is an engineer and a project analyst by training and he established his credentials as a banking and finance leader by heading and successfully restructuring two major Ghanaian banks, the Bank for Housing and Construction and the National Investment Bank between 1979 and 1992.

He has been a Consultant to the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme.

Mr. Osafo-Maafo is the past Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the West African Bankers Association, and a founding Deputy Chairman of the Ghana Stock Exchange.

He has served as Chairman and a board member on a number of corporations including Nestle Ghana Limited, National Trust Holding Company, Merchant Bank Ghana Limited, National Development Planning Commission, Divestiture Implementation Committee and Donewell Insurance. He is a fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers and an Honorary Fellow of the Ghana Institute of Architects.

He is also a fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers and an Honorary Fellow of the Ghana Institute of Architects.

Find the full list below:

Senior Minister – Yaw Osafo-Maafo

National Security Minister – Albert Kan Dapaah

Minister of Trade and Industry – Alan Kyeremanten

Minister of Finance – Ken Ofori-Atta

Minister of Agriculture – Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto

Minister of Energy – Boakye Agyarko

Minister of Defence – Dominic Nitiwul

Minister of Interior – Ambrose Dery

Minister of Foreign Affairs – Shirley Ayorkor Botchway

Attorney General  – Gloria Akuffo

Minister of Local Government – Hajia Alima Mahama

Minister of Education – Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Minister of Health – Kwaku Agyemang-Manu

By: Edwin Kwakofi/ghanadecides.com/Ghana

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