FINAL FULL LIST OF H.E NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO. GOVERNMENT MINISTERS

Yet to *AIR* their *Deputies* and the *Regional Ministers*

*MINISTERS DESIGNATE UNDER PREZ NANA AKUFO ADDO*
*Full List of Ministers under Prez Nana Akufo Addo’s Governments*
1. Yaw Osafo Marfo – *Senior Minister*
2. Albert Kan Dapaah – *Minister of National Security*
3. Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng – *Minister of Trade*
4. Ken Ofori Attah – *Minister of Finance*
5. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto – *Minister of Food and Agriculture*
6. Boakye Agyarko – *Minister of Energy, Power and Petroleum*
7. Dominic Ntiwul – *Minister of Defence*
8. Ambrose Dery  – *Minister of Interior*
9. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway – *Minister of Foreign Affairs*
10. Gloria Akufo – *Minister of Attorney General*
11. Hajia Alima Mahama – *Minister of Local Government*
12. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh – *Minister of Education*
13. Dr. Kwaku Agyemang Manu – *Minister of Health*
14. Dr. Akoto Osei – *Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation*
15. Hon. Dan Botwe – *Minister of Regional Reorganization and Special Project*
16. Mr. John Peter Amewu – *Minister of Lands and Forestry*
17. Mrs. Otiko Afisah Djaba – *Minister of Gender and Social Protection*
18. Mr. Ignatius Baffour Awuah – *Minister of Employment and Labour Relations*
19. Mr. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah – *Minister of Transport*
20. Hon. Joe Ghartey – *Minister of Railways Development*
21. Mr. Kwasi Amoako Atta – *Minister of Roads and Highways*
22. Hon. Ursula Owusu – *Minister of Communications*
23. Hon. Kofi Adda – *Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation*
24. Hon. Atta Akyea – *Minister of Works and Housing*
25. Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng – *Minister of Environment, Science and Technology*
26. Prof. Yaw Gyan – Baffour  – *Minister of Planning*
27. Hon. Catherine Afeku – *Minister of Tourism*
28. Mustapha Hamid – *Minister of Information and Presidential Spokesperson*
29. Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson – *Minister of Special Development Initiatives*
30. Hon. Isaac Asiamah – *Minister of Youth and Sport*
31. Elizabeth Afoley Quaye – *Minister of Fisheries*
32. Kofi Dzamasi – *Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs* 
33. Cecilia Dapaah – *Minister of Aviation*
34. Hon. Abubakar Saddique Boniface – *Minister of Inner City and Zongo Development*
35. Ibrahim Awal Mohammed – *Minister of Business Development*
36. Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu – Minister of Parliamentary Affairs

​H.E NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO .NAMES ANOTHER 12 FOR MINISTERIAL POSITIONS 

A communique from the Presidency and addressed to the Speaker of Parliament has named 12 nominees for various ministerial positions in the country.

The communique  was read loudly by the Speaker to members on the floor of the house, include former Finance minister  Hon Anthony Akoto Osei being nominated as a Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation. 

Other are as follows 

2. Hon. Dan Kwaku Batwe Minister for Regional Reorganisation and Development

 3. Pro. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng Minster for Environments, Science, Technology and Innovation

4. Hon. John Peter Amewu 

Minister for lands and Natural Resources 

5.Ms. Otiko Afisah Djaba 

Minister for Gender, children and Social Protection. 

6.Hon. Ignatius Baffour Awuah 

Minister for Employment and Labour Relation 

7. Mr. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah 

Minister for Transport 

8. Hon. Joe Nana Ghartey 

Minister for Railways Development 

9. Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Atta 

Minister for Roads and Highways 

10. Hon. Ursla Owusu Ekuful 

Minister for Communications 

11. Hon.Joseph Kofi Adda 

Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources 

12. Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea 

Minister for work and Housing designate

PARLIAMENT BRIEF BREAK FOR  INDUCTION SEMINAR AND SELECTION COMMITTEE. 

​Induction Seminar And Selection of Committees. 


Parliament adjourned today and will resume on Tuesday 24th January 2017, this is to afford the Leadership and the Committee on Selection the opportunity to compose other committees for the effective conduct of Parliamentary Business. 
The Majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu said, during this period, the Appointment Committee will conduct its public hearing and present reports for consideration when the house resumes. 


Moreso, An induction seminar would be organized for newly elected members and those who have not benefited from any induction programme to facilitate them in their work as Members of Parliament from  Friday 27th to Monday 31st January 2017, at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. (GIMPA).

H.E NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO. NAMES 13 FOR MINISTERIAL POSITIONS.


A comunique from the Presidency and addressed to the Speaker of Parliament has named 13 nominees for various ministerial positions in the country.

The communique  was read loudly by the Speaker to members on the floor of the house, include former finance minister, Yaw Osofo Maafo being nominated as a Senior Minister.

Other members are:

Albert Kan Dapaah – minister designate for National Security

Ken Ofori Atta – Minister designate for Finance

Dominic Nitiwul – Minister designate for Defense

Ambrose Dery – Minister designate for the Interior

Gloria Akufo – Minister designated for Justice and Attorey-General

Hajia Alima – Minister designate for Local Government and Rural Development

Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen – Minister designate for Trade and Industry

Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto – Minister designate for Agriculture

Boakye Agyarko – Minister designate for Energy

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey – Minister designate for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh – Minister designate for Education

Kwaku Agyemang Many – Minister designate for Health

H.E NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO. NAMES 13 FOR MINISTERIAL POSITIONS.


A communique from the Presidency and addressed to the Speaker of Parliament has named 13 nominees for various ministerial positions in the country.
The communique  was read loudly by the Speaker to members on the floor of the house, include former finance minister, Yaw Osofo Maafo being nominated as a Senior Minister.
Other members are:
Albert Kan Dapaah – minister designate for National Security
Ken Ofori Atta – Minister designate for Finance
Dominic Nitiwul – Minister designate for Defense
Ambrose Dery – Minister designate for the Interior
Gloria Akufo – Minister designated for Justice and Attorey-General
Hajia Alima – Minister designate for Local Government and Rural Development
Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen – Minister designate for Trade and Industry
Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto – Minister designate for Agriculture
Boakye Agyarko – Minister designate for Energy
Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey – Minister designate for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh – Minister designate for Education
Kwaku Agyemang Many – Minister designate for Health

20 MEMBER COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO SUPERVISE SELECTION OF PARLIAMENT COMMITTEE 


​The selection committee is to be chaired by Rt Hon. Aaron Michael Ocquaye. 

The committee consists of the leadership from both sides of the house. 

In determining the membership for the various committees, Parliament will be working  with the ratio 169:106.

The majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah made this known to the house, that the decision was based on Order 151 and 152 of the Standing Orders of the House.

The Committee which is to be chaired by the Speaker has 19 members.

They are;  Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Sara Adwoa Safo, Kwasi Ameyaw-Kyeremeh, Matthew Nyindam, Moses Anim and Dominic Nitiwul.

The rest are; Ambrose Dery, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Daniel Botwe, Ama Pomaa Andoh, Barbara Oteng Gyasi and Cynthia Mamle Morrison.

Others are; Haruna Iddrisu, James Klutse Avedzi, Mohammed-Mubarak-Muntaka, Collins Dauda, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Bush, Comfort Doyle Cudjoe Ghansah and Ebenezer Okletey Terlarbi.

20 MEMBER COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO SUPERVISE SELECTION OF PARLIAMENT COMMITTEE 

​The selection committee is to be chaired by Rt Hon. Aaron Michael Ocquaye. 

The committee consists of the leadership from both sides of the house. 

In determining the membership for the various committees, Parliament will be working  with the ratio 169:106.

The majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah made this known to the house, that the decision was based on Order 151 and 152 of the Standing Orders of the House.

The Committee which is to be chaired by the Speaker has 19 members.

They are;  Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Sara Adwoa Safo, Kwasi Ameyaw-Kyeremeh, Matthew Nyindam, Moses Anim and Dominic Nitiwul.

The rest are; Ambrose Dery, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Daniel Botwe, Ama Pomaa Andoh, Barbara Oteng Gyasi and Cynthia Mamle Morrison.

Others are; Haruna Iddrisu, James Klutse Avedzi, Mohammed-Mubarak-Muntaka, Collins Dauda, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Bush, Comfort Doyle Cudjoe Ghansah and Ebenezer Okletey Terlarbi.

20 MEMBER COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO SUPERVISE SELECTION OF PARLIAMENT COMMITTEE. 

​The selection committee is to be chaired by Rt Hon. Aaron Michael Ocquaye. 

The committee consists of the leadership from both sides of the house. 

In determining the membership for the various committees, Parliament will be working  with the ratio 169:106.

The majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah made this known to the house, that the decision was based on Order 151 and 152 of the Standing Orders of the House.

The Committee which is to be chaired by the Speaker has 19 members.

They are;  Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Sara Adwoa Safo, Kwasi Ameyaw-Kyeremeh, Matthew Nyindam, Moses Anim and Dominic Nitiwul.

The rest are; Ambrose Dery, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Daniel Botwe, Ama Pomaa Andoh, Barbara Oteng Gyasi and Cynthia Mamle Morrison.

Others are; Haruna Iddrisu, James Klutse Avedzi, Mohammed-Mubarak-Muntaka, Collins Dauda, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Bush, Comfort Doyle Cudjoe Ghansah and Ebenezer Okletey Terlarbi.

​A SEVEN-MEMBER DELEGATION FROM THE  MANHYIA  PALACE  HAS  PAID A COURTESY CALL ON  THE SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT.

The delegation called on the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Aaron Michael Oquaye, to officially invite Parliament to grace the final funeral rites of the late Queenmother of the Asante Kingdom, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem.
As custom demands, the delegation led by Nana Nsuase Poku Agyemang III, the Chief Linguist of the Otumfuo presented four aromatic schnapps to the Speaker to officially invite Parliament to the funeral of the late  Queen mother of the Asante Kingdom.
Speaker in a brief remark said Parliament received the news of the demise of the late Afia Serwaa Ampim Kobi with shock.

He said having received the news, the house was also preparing to attend the  funeral rites of the late Asante Queenmother.

He assured the delegation that Parliament will do whatever best to ensure that the late Queenmother gets a befitting burial.

Onbehalf of Parliament,the Speaker presented some items towards the funeral, noting that his wife is also a royal from the Asante Kingdom and further promised that she will be there in advance to grace the occasion.

PARLIMENTRY PRESS CORPS(PPC) CONGRATULATES NEW SPEAKER, LEADERSHIP AND ALL MEMBERS OF THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT OF GHANA.

​Press Release. Release 

Date:  Immediately

PPC CONGRATULATES NEW SPEAKER, LEADERSHIP AND ALL MEMBERS OF THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT OF GHANA.

The leadership and the entire membership of the Parliamentary Press Corps (PPC) will like to congratulate Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye, on his elevation to the high position of Speaker of the 7th Parliament of Ghana, and the third highest office of the land.

It is our belief that he is highly deserving of the position, having contributed immensely to the progress of the country’s democracy.

We congratulate also the 1st and 2nd Deputy Speakers of the House; Hon. Joseph Osei Owusu and Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, as well as the new Leadership and all the 275 Members of the 7th Parliament upon their assumption of office.

Undoubtedly, these positions are among the most enviable in the country and we are convinced that with these personalities at the helm of affairs, the 7th Parliament can only get better.

The membership of the PPC have ample belief that the Rt. Hon. Speaker, and his two deputies, will deliver beyond the expectations of all, having already left indelible marks on Ghana’s parliamentary democracy.

Indeed, their track records are there for all to see.

We pledge our support to their course, and hereby assure them of our commitment to remain as independent and objective as always as the link between the legislature and the general Ghanaian public.

It is the hope of the leadership of the press corps that the Speaker and his two deputies as well as the Leadership of the House will continue to uphold the principle of the  independence of the media as pertains in other parts of the world.

In this regard,  the leadership of the PPC calls for a second look at the current arrangements where the press corps is expected to operate through the Public Affairs Department in its dealings in the House,  a development that hinders its members from asserting themselves as independent journalists.

We wish the 7th Parliament of the Republic of Ghana the best of luck.

Signed: 

Andrew Edwin Arthur

(Dean of the Parliamentary Press Corps)

Contact: 0244980088