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President Nana Akufo-Addo has named former Finance Minister Yaw Osafo-Marfo as his Senior Minister.
Describing him as “arguably the most successful finance minister in our history”, President Akufo-Addo said Mr Osafo Marfo will play the same role as J H Mensah played in the Kufuor administration.
He has been the leader of the New Patriotic Party’s side of the transition team and Mr Akufo-Addo said he had done a “yeoman’s job”.
Mr Akufo-Addo said the economy was a very pivotal aspect of the country’s governance and thus, “I’m trying to assemble the strongest team as possible” to handle that.
The other Ministers-designate include:
Albert Kan-Dapaah – National Security Minister-designate
Alan Kyerematen – Trade and Industry Minister-designate
Ken Ofori-Atta – Finance Minister-designate
Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto – Agriculture Minister-designate
Boakye Agyarko – Energy Minister-designate
Dominic Nitiwul – Defence Minister-designate
Ambrose Dery – Minister-designate for the Interior
Ayorkor Botchway – Foreign Affairs Minister-designate
Gloria Akuffo – Attorney General-designate
Alima Mahama – Local Government Minister-designate
Dr Mathew Opoku-Prempeh – Education Minister-designate
Kwaku Agyemang Manu – Health Minister-designate
All the nominees are subject to parliamentary approval after vetting.