The Honourable Member of Parliament (MP) for Awutu Senya East Constituency, Mavis Hawa Koomson has been appointed as a cabinet minister for the second time in the Nana Akufo-Addo government.
This was contained in a 19-member list which has since gone viral on social media.
The three (3) time MP for Awutu Senya East was first appointed a cabinet minister in 2017 by president Akufo Addo to help in key decision making.
The former Minister in charge of Special Development Initiatives was part of the inner circle of the president and aided the president in key decision-making activities in the country.
She led the actualization of the vision of Nana Addo, spearheading the implementation of the novel Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication, IPEP at the constituency level, and mostly in the rural and deprived areas.
Joining her on the 19-man shortlist are Mr. Ken Ofori Atta, Mr. Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, Hon. Dominic Nitiwul and Hon. Ambrose Derry, who are Ministers for Finance, Trades and Industry, Defence and The Interior respectively.
Ms. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Godfred Yaw Dame, Attorney General, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Food and Agriculture Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Energy Minister, Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Education Minister and Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu, Health Minister also made the shortlist.
The rest are Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Hon. Daniel Botwe, Minister for Local Government, Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Sanitation Minister, Hon. John-Peter Amewu, Railways Minister, Hon. Samuel Abu Jinapor, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Employment and Labour Relations Minister, Alhaji Ibrahim Awal Mohammed, Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, and finally, Hon. Francis Asenso Boakye, Minister for Works and Housing.
The current list is 2 short of the total number of Cabinet ministers in Nana Akufo-Addo’s first term as president.
The Cabinet of Ghana
The Cabinet of Ghana is the Executive Branch of the Government of Ghana. The Cabinet members are appointed by the President and report to the President. The Cabinet is constituted in conformity with Article 76 (1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. The Constitution enjoins the President to have a Cabinet of not less than 10 and not more than 19 ministers