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, 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.
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.
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.
Shirley Ayorkor Botchway
Shirley Ayorkor Botchway retained her position as the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Ministries.
Cecilia Abena Dapaah
Cecilia Abena Dapaah also retained her position as the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources.
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.
Justina Marigold Assan
Justina Marigold Assan is the former Agona West Municipal Chief Executive. She is now the Central Regional Minister-Designate.
Justina Owusu Banahene
Justina Owusu Banahene is the former Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive. She is now the Bono Regional Minister-Designate.
Below is the full list of nominees:
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