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General News of Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Source: citi fm

Mahama's fourth ministerial list out

President John Dramani Mahama has released a new list of Ministerial nominees, with six as Ministers designates for six of the ten regions in the country. The Regions are the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Central, Greater Accra, Western and the Upper West.

The President has also re-assigned the Minister designate for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Rashid Pelpuo.

He has been nominated as Minister of State at the Presidency in-charge of Public-Private Partnerships.

The six who were nominated as Ministers of State at the Presidency in the previous lists have been given specific portfolios.

Below is the statement from the Office of the President

In accordance with article 256(1) of the 1992 Constitution, His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama has nominated the following as Regional Ministers designate:

1. Mr. Samuel Sarpong, Ashanti Region.

2. Hon. Eric Opoku, Brong Ahafo Region.

3. Mr. E. K. T. Addo, Central Region.

4. Hon. Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, Greater Accra Region.

5. Mr. Bede A. Ziedeng, Upper West Region.

6. Hon. Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Region.

Meanwhile, the President has assigned the following portfolios to various Ministers of State designate:

1. Hon. Alhassan Azong, Minister of State at the Presidency in charge of Public Sector Reform.

2. Hon. Abdul Rashid Hassan Pelpuo, Minister of State at the Presidency in charge of Public-Private Partnerships.

3. Hon Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, Minister of State at the Presidency in charge of Development Authorities in the Office of the President.

4. Hon. Fifi Kwetey, Minister of State at the Presidency in charge of Financial and Allied institutions in the Office of the President.

5. Alhaji Limuna Mohammed Muniru, Minister of State at the Presidency in charge of Human Resource Development and Scholarships.

6. Hon. Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe Ghansah, as Minister of State at the Presidency in charge of Social and Allied institutions in the Office of the President.

Finally, the President has re-designated Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare, previously nominated as Minister of State at the Presidency, as Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.

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