General News Wed, 5 Apr 2017
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has justified his appointment of four more Ministers of State describing them as critical to the success of his government.According to the President, upon careful consideration he concluded that additional talents were needed to augment the efforts of other substantive ministers.
Speaking after administering three oaths at a Swearing-in ceremony for the four new Ministers of State at the Flagstaff House Tuesday, the President said the tertiary stage of education was so vital that he is happy to have gotten Professor Kwasi Yankah to serve in that Portfolio to spearhead the
transformational agenda in that sector.
The four new ministers include Professor Kwasi Yankah, Minister of State in-charge of Tertiary Education, Minister of State in-charge of Agriculture Dr. Jule Nura, Minister of State responsible for Procurement, Adwoa Safo and Brian Acheanpong also a Minister of State.
The four were vetted last week by the appointments committee of Parliament. The President has so far made a total of 110 ministerial appointments.
In a response on behalf of her colleagues, the Minister of State for Procurement, Adwoa Safo, pledged their commitment to the vision of the President and reiterated their commitment to working very hard to ensure that the plans and aspirations of the President are materialized.