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The President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has nominated seven more people as Ministers of State. This was contained in a statement signed by the Executive Secretary to the President, Dr Raymond Atuguba. President Mahama had, on 11 January 2012, submitted the names of 12 other persons to parliament, as minister designates.
The list of new appointees is as follows:
Dr. Benjamin Bewa-Nyog Kumbuor – Minister
Mrs. Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong – Minister for Justice and Attorney-General
Mr. Emmanuel Armarh Kofi Buah – Minister of Energy and Petroleum
Mrs. Dzifa Attivor – Minister of Transport
Nii Armah Ashietey – Minister of Employment and Labour Relations
Ms. Hanny-Sherry Ayittey – Minister of Health
Mr. Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah – Minister of Youth and Sports
These new appointments bring the total list of nominated ministers to 19. Their nominations are subject to parliamentary approval. The minister designates will therefore have to appear before the Parliamentary Appointments Committee.
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