President Mahama Appoints More Ministers


Ghana Decides Desk Report

President Mahama

President Mahama

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
in Charge of Government Business in

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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