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Akufo-Addo Makes New Deputy Ministerial Appointment

President Akufo-Addo has made new reassignments to his deputy minister roster. This comes off the back of the death of the former finance minister, John Kumah. 

President Akufo-Addo has made new reassignments to his deputy minister roster. This comes off the back of the death of former finance minister, John Kumah. 

In a statement signed by the communication director at the presidency, Eugene Arhin, on April 2, President Akufo-Addo said he “has reassigned the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry and Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso, Hon. Stephen Amoah, as Deputy Minister for Finance. Hon. Stephen Amoah, until his redesignation, was the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, and he takes over from the late Hon. John Kumah, who passed away on 7th March 2024. His appointment takes effect immediately.”

The statement also indicated that Member of Parliament for Achiase constituency, Kofi Ahenkora, will replace Stephen Amoah as Deputy Trade Minister-designate as the latter moves to deputize Amin Adam at finance.

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“Following the reassignment of Hon. Stephen Amoah as Deputy Minister for Finance, President Akufo-Addo has appointed, subject to parliamentary approval, Hon. Kofi Ahenkorah Marfo, Member of Parliament for Achiase, as Deputy Minister-designate for Trade and Industry,” part of the statement added.

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The president also made an honest appeal to parliament to facilitate the approval of his nominations with expediency for the nominees to contribute their quota to the success of his second term in office.

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“President Akufo-Addo is hopeful that Parliament will, once again, on a bi-partisan basis, expedite the approval of his nominee, so he can join the Government forthwith, and assist in the delivery of his mandate for his second term in office,” the statement concluded.

Recently, one would recall that the speaker of parliament, Alban Bagbin halted the approval of new ministers until an interlocutory injunction hearing had been determined by the Supreme Court – due to an impasse between the executive and legislature.

The suit was however thrown out by the apex court, labeling it as frivolous and an abuse of court process. 

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President Akufo Addo Makes New Deputy Ministerial Appointments

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