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Deputy Ministers

Portfolio 

Officeholder

Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration Amb. Thomas Kwesi Quartey
Attorney General & Ministry of Justice Dominic Ayine (MP)
Defence Alexander Segbefia
Finance Cassiel Ato Forson (MP) and Mrs. Mona Quartey
Interior James Agalga (MP)
Agriculture Dr. Hanna Bissiw (MP) and Dr. Alhassan Ahmed Yakubu (MP)
Communications Felix Kwakye Ofosu and Ato Sarpong
Education Sam Okudzeto- Ablakwa (MP) and Alex Kyeremeh (MP)
Employment & Labour Relations Baba Jamal (MP)
Transport Mrs. Joyce Bawa Mogtari
Health Dr. Victor Asare Bampoe
Lands & Natural Resources Barbara Serwaa Asamoah and Ebenezer Okletey Tei Larbi
Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation Dr. Bernice Heloo (MP) Dr. Alfred Sugri Tia (MP)
Local Gov’t & Rural Development Emmanuel Agyekum (MP) and Edwin Nii Vandepuye (MP)
Water Resources, Works & Housing Samson Ahi (MP) Johnny Osei Kofi
Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts Dzifa Gomashie
Chieftaincy & Traditional Affairs Effah Baafi (MP)
Energy John Abdulai Jinapor and Benjamin Dagadu
Roads & Highway Isaac Adjei-Mensah (MP)
Youth & Sports Vincent Oppong Asamoah
Gender, Children & Social Protection Mrs. Dela Sowah (MP) and John Alexander Ackon
Fisheries & Aquaculture Mrs. Benita Okity Duah (MP)
Trade Kweku Ricketts Hagan (MP) and Murtala Mohammed (MP)

 

Region

Deputy Minister(s)

Greater Accra Isaac Nii Djanmah Vanderpuye
Ashanti Joseph Yammin
Brong Ahafo Justice Samuel Adjei
Central Queenstar Pokua Sawyerr (MP)
Eastern Mavis Ama Frimpong
Northern  Alhaji A. B. A. Fuseini (MP)
Upper East  Daniel Aweyue Syme
Upper West Dr. Mohammed Alfa
Volta  Francis Komla Ganyaglo
Western -  Alfred Ekow Gyan

Previous Appointments 

Following the swearing-in of President Mahama on 7 January 2013, the Parliament of Ghana vetted his nominations for ministers of state from mid-January.

There were three sets of nominations submitted to the Parliament of Ghana in all for appointment as ministers of state by President Mahama. The initial list contained 12 nominations. A second list of seven nominations was sent for approval about a week later. A third list of 12 nominees was added, including six ministers of state at the presidency. Two further regional ministers were added to the list of nominees in early Februaary 2013. In March 2013 President Mahama announced a cabinet reshuffle.

There were three sets of nominations submitted to the Parliament of Ghana in all for appointment as Ministers of state by President Mahama. The initial list contained 12 nominations while a second list of seven nominations were sent for approval about a week later. A third list of 12 nominees was added, including six ministers of state at the Presidency while further regional ministers were added to the list of nominees in early February 2013.

All the nominees for sector ministries were approved. The nominees for Ministers of state at the Presidency are listed below:

  • Alhassan Azong (MP) — Public Sector Reform
  • Mustapha Ahmed — Development Authorities
  • Fiifi Fiavi Franklin Kwetey (MP) — Financial and Allied institutions
  • Limuna Mohammed Muniru — Human Resource Development and Scholarships
  • Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe Ghansah — Social and Allied institutions
  • Abdul Rashid Hassan Pelpuo (MP) — Public-Private Partnerships


In addition to the list above, Paul Victor Obeng was to be a Senior Presidential Advisor at the Presidency. Three others were nominated to oversee priority projects of the President. They were Enoch Teye Mensah (MP), Alban Bagbin (MP) and Cletus Avoka (MP).


Deputy Ministerial list 2013

List of ministers from January 2013

President Mahama swore in the first batch of seven ministers on 30 January 2013 following their approval by parliament. After the approval of more nominees by Parliament on 1 February 2013 and 12 February 2013, a further 17 ministers were sworn in on 14  February 2013. A number of nominated ministers at the Presidency were approved by parliament on 15 February 2013.

Office(s)OfficeholderTerm
President John Dramani Mahama 2012 to present
Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur 2012 to present
Cabinet Ministers
Office(s)OfficeholderTerm
Minister for Foreign Affairs Hanna Tetteh (MP) 30 January 2013 – present
Minister for the Interior Kwesi Ahwoi 14 February 2013 – present
Minister for Finance and Economic Planning Seth Terkper 30 January 2013 – present
Minister for Defence Mark Owen Woyongo (MP) 14 February 2013 – present
Attorney General and Minister for Justice Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong 14 February 2013 – present
Minister for Education Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang 2013 – present
Minister for Food and Agriculture Clement Kofi Humado (MP) 30 January 2013 – present
Minister for Trade and Industry Haruna Iddrisu (MP) 14 February 2013 – present
Minister for Health Hanny-Sherry Ayitey 14 February 2013 – present
Minister for Information and Media Relations Mahama Ayariga (MP) 30 January 2013 – present
Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Akwasi Oppong Fosu (MP) 2013 – present
Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare 14 February 2013 – present
Minister for Energy and Petroleum Emmanuel Armarh Kofi Buah (MP) 14 February 2013 – present
Minister for Transport Dzifa Aku Ativor 14 February 2013 – present
Minister for Roads and Highways Aminu Sulemana (MP) 30 January 2013 – present
Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Inusah Fuseini (MP) 30 January 2013 – present
Minister for Communications Edward Omane Boamah 14 February 2013 – present
Minister for Environment, Science and Technology Oteng Adjei 2013 – present
Minister for Employment and Labour Relations Nii Armah Ashitey (MP) 14 February 2013 – present
Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing Collins Dauda (MP) 30 January 2013 – present
Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Nayon Bilijo 14 February 2013 – present
Minister for Youth and Sports Elvis Afriyie Ankrah 14 February 2013 – present
Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection Nana Oye Lithur 2013 – present
Minister for Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs Henry Seidu Daanaa 14 February 2013 – present
Minister for Government Business in Parliament Benjamin Kunbuor (MP) 14 February 2013 – present
Regional Ministers
RegionOfficeholderTerm
Ashanti Region Samuel Sarpong
Eric Opoku
14 February 2013 – 11 March 2013
11 March 2013 – present
Brong Ahafo Region Eric Opoku
Paul Evans Aidoo (MP)
14 February 2013 – 11 March 2013
11 March 2013
Central Region Ebenezer Kwadwo Teye Addo
Samuel Sarpong
2013 – 11 March 2013
11 March 2013 – present
Eastern Region Julius Debrah
Helen Ntoso
2013 – 11 March 2013
11 March 2013 – present
Greater Accra Region Joshua Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo
Julius Debrah
14 February 2013 – 11 March 2013
11 March 2013 – present
Northern Region Moses Bukari Mabengba (acting)[22]
Bede Anwataazumo Ziedeng
7 January 2013 – 11 March 2013
11 March 2013 – present
Upper East Region Ephraim Avea Nsoh
Alhaji Limuna Mohammed Muniru
(Acting minister)
2013 – 11 March 2013
11 March 2013 – present
Upper West Region Bede Anwataazumo Ziedeng
Ephraim Avea Nsoh
2013 – 11 March 2013
11 March 2013 – present
Volta Region Helen Ntoso
Joshua Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo
2013 – 11 March 2013
11 March 2013 – present
Western Region Paul Evans Aidoo (MP)
Ebenezer Kwadwo Teye Addo
14 February 2013 – 11 March 2013
11 March 2013 – present

Changes in government

President Mahama on 11 March 2013 has reshuffled regional ministers he appointed into office for the first time.

The above information is taken from Wikipedia.org