February 9, 2011

Parliament has unanimously approved the appointment of Clement Kofi Humado as new Youth and Sports Minister.

Also approved is Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah as new Ashanti Region Minister and Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi as Eastern Region Minister.

This follows an earlier recommendation by the Appointments Committee to the House to approve their nominations.

A report signed by Edward Doe Adjaho, First Deputy Speaker and Chairman of the Appointments Committee and laid before the House yesterday said the nominees had fully met the requirements of the 1992 Constitution regarding ministerial appointments, and it was therefore recommending their approval by consensus, in accordance with the Standing Orders of the House.

Mr Humado becomes Ghana’s fourth sports minister in the two years of the NDC administration. The 57 year old Anlo MP was preceded in the hot Sports Ministry seat by Akua Sena Dansua, Rashid Pelpuo and Muntaka Mubarak.

His immediate predecessor, Sena Dansua, had a difficult relationship with the GFA, including a botched attempt to impose Abedi Pele on the FA as Ghana’s nominee for a place on the CAF Executive Committee after earlier approving the bid of FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi.

Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah replaces the dismissed Kofi Opoku Manu as Ashanti Region minister, while Dr Apea-Kubi replaces Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, who has been appointed Minister for Local Government.

Source: citifmonline