January 11, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has presented the names of twelve ministerial nominees to Parliament for vetting.

They are as follows Hon. Seth Terpker who served in the previous administration as a Deputy Minister of finance appears to have been elevated as a substantive Minister of Finance designate.

Hon. Hannah Tetteh, the former Minister of trade and Industry now heads for the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Hon Akwasi Oppong Fosu is the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Minister designate.

Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast and the first female Vice Chancellor in Ghana’s education history Prof Naana Opoku Agyemang will be heading the Education ministry should she be approved.

Others include Hon. Inusah Fuseini former Deputy Minister of Energy is now the Lands and Natural Resources Minister designate.

Alhaji Amadu Sulemana, former Upper West Regional Minister is now the Roads and Highways Minister designate.

Hon. Dr Omane Boama who was once a Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports now heads the Communication ministry while Hon. Mahama Ayariga move to the Information ministry.

Former Energy Minister Mr. Oteng Agyei now moves to the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation.

Nana Oye Lithur a Gender Advocate will be heading the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.

Hon. Clement Humado goes to the Agric Ministry, while Hon. Collins Dauda moves to Water Resources Works and Housing.

Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament, Doe Adjaho who presented the list on the floor of parliament forwarded the nomination to the appointment committee for consideration and subsequently report back to the House.

The nominees are however subject to Parliamentary approval

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanamps.gov.gh