The President made the announcement on Tuesday at the Flagstaff House.He has appointed Dr. Yaw Osaafo Marfo as his Senior Minister designate.He described him as “arguably the most successful finance minister in our history”.
President Akufo-Addo said Mr Osafo Marfo will play the same role as J H Mensah played in the Kufuor administration.
He was the leader of the New Patriotic Party’s side of the transition team and Mr Akufo-Addo said he had done a “yeoman’s job”.
Shirley Ayorkor Botchway for the Foreign Ministry and Kwadaso Member of Parliament Dr. Afriyie Akoto, who for the Ministry of Agriculture.
He stated that Alan Kyerematen will occupy the Trade Ministry.
Mr Akufo-Addo said the economy was a very pivotal aspect of the country’s governance and thus, “I’m trying to assemble the strongest team as possible” to handle that.
The appointees are:
Senior Minister designate – Yaw Osafo Marfo
National Security Minister designate – Albert Kan Dapaah
Trade and Industry Minister designate – Alan Kyeremateng
Finance Minister designate – Ken Ofori Atta
Minister of Agriculture designate – Dr. Akoto Osei Afriyie
Energy Minister designate – Boakye Agyarko
Defence Minister designate – Dominic Nitiwul
Foreign Affairs Minister designate – Shirley Ayorkor Botchway
Interior Minister designate – Ambrose Dery
Attorney General Minister designate – Gloria Akufo
Local Government Minister designate – Hajia Alima Mahama
Education Minister designate — Mathew Opoku Prempeh
Health Minister designate — Kwaku Agyemang-Manu