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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn into office 25 Deputy Ministers.
They include deputies of the following ministries: Finance; Energy; Local Government and Rural Development; Information; Food and Agriculture, as well as Trade and Industry. They were sworn in at the Flagstaff House on Wednesday 12 April.
The others include Roads and Highways; Lands and Natural Resources; Works and Housing; and Education.
According to Mr Akufo-Addo, the success of the deputy ministers will be based on their loyalty to their substantive ministers, coupled with their integrity and hard work.
He urged the deputy ministers to work to shame their critics.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Deputy Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, pledged they would work with honesty and competence to vindicate the president’s decision to appoint them.
President Nana Akufo-Addo had earlier warned his deputy ministers that he will not take kindly to any acts of sabotage.
“I will not countenance any acts of disloyalty or subversion of your Minister, for I will take such an act as disloyalty to me, and, by inference, disloyalty to the Party and the State. Any Deputy, who thinks the route to advancement lies in your ability to subvert or undermine your Minister, will be sadly mistaken. You will not profit from that conduct in Akufo-Addo’s presidency,” he warned.
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