The 8 Women Who Got Ministerial Positions In Prez Akufo-Addo’s Second Term

L-R: Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Sarah Adwoa Safo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on January 21, 2021, submitted to Parliament, for vetting and approval, of names of persons he has appointed to take up ministerial positions in his next government.

He nominated a total of 46 persons for the ministerial positions – 30 central government ministers and 16 regional ministers.

Out of the 46 ministerial nominees, 8 are women. They include Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Sarah Adwoa Safo, Mavis Hawa Koomson, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway and four others.

Here are the 8 women who got ministerial positions in President Akufo-Addo’s second term of office:

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, MP for Ablekuma West, was retained in her Ministry. However, her Ministry has been given additional responsibility with digitalisation, and is now known as the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation.

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful is the Minister for Communications and Digitalisation

Sarah Adwoa Safo

Sarah Adwoa Safo, MP for Dome Kwabenya, is the former Minister of State responsible for Procurement. She now heads the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, taking over from Cynthia Morrison.

Sarah Adwoa Safo is the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection

Mavis Hawa Koomson

Mavis Hawa Koomson, MP for Awutu Senya East, is the former Minister for Special Initiatives. She now heads the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, taking over from Elizabeth Afoley Quaye.

Mavis Hawa Koomson is the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development

Shirley Ayorkor Botchway

Shirley Ayorkor Botchway retained her position as the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Ministries.

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey is the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration

Cecilia Abena Dapaah

Cecilia Abena Dapaah also retained her position as the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources.

Cecilia Abena Dapaah is the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources

Freda Prempeh

Freda Prempeh, MP for Tano North, is the former Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection. She is now the Minister of State-Designate for Works and Housing.

Freda Prempeh

Justina Marigold Assan

Justina Marigold Assan is the former Agona West Municipal Chief Executive. She is now the Central Regional Minister-Designate.

Justina Marigold Assan is the Central Regional Minister

Justina Owusu Banahene

Justina Owusu Banahene is the former Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive. She is now the Bono Regional Minister-Designate.

Justina Owusu Banahene is the Bono Regional Minister

Below is the full list of nominees:

source: kuulpeeps.com

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