January 21, 2013

The Member of Parliament for Tamale South and Caretaker Minister of Communication, Haruna Iddrisu has been nominated as the Minister of Trade and Industry designate.

Hon. Haruna Iddrisu who has been described variously by section of the public as one of the hardworking and efficient ministers of the previous NDC administration had earlier been speculated in the media to head the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum.

His appointment follows an incident in his home town of Tamale last week where some irate youth who were incensed and disappointed vandalized properties over the President’s failure to appoint the hardworking young minister to a substantive position at a time when the list of nomination of ministers was almost exhausted.

His nomination now is expected to calm the nerves of his constituents who were earlier enraged.

Below is the full list of ministerial nominees

1. Dr. Henry Seidu Daannaa, Ministry of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs.

2. Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, Ministry of the Interior.

3. Hon. Mark Woyongo, Ministry of Defense.

4. Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, Ministry of Trade and Industry.

5. Hon. Abdul Rashid Hassan Pelpuo, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.

6. Mr. Nayon Bilijo, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development.

7. Hon. Alhassan Azong, Minister of State at the Presidency.

8. Hon Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, Minister of State at the Presidency.

9. Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare, Minister of State at the Presidency.

10. Hon. Fifi Kwetey, Minister of State at the Presidency.

11. Alhaji Limuna Mohammed Muniru, Minister of State at the Presidency.

12. Hon. Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe Ghansah, as Minister of State at the Presidency

Meanwhile, the President has also appointed Mr. P.V. Obeng as a Senior Presidential Adviser at the Presidency.

The following persons have also been designated by the President to coordinate the implementation of presidential priority projects relating to: the construction of 200 Senior High Schools, 10 Teacher Training Colleges and 1 Public University in the Eastern Region; the Development of ultra-modern Regional and Specialist Hospitals; and the development of new International and Regional Airports:

1. Hon. E. T. Mensah.

2. Hon. Alban Bagbin.

3. Hon. Cletus Avoka.

Finally, the President has appointed Ms. Mawuena Dumor Trebah as Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre.