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General News of Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Source: GNA

Two MPs sworn into office

Accra, April 21, GNA - Parliament on Tuesday reconvened for a two-day meeting to approve the nominations of 20 deputy ministers and attend to other outstanding matters.

Earlier, the Speaker, Justice Joyce Bamford Addo, officially welcomed two new members to the House after administering the Oaths of Allegiance and Office to Dr Francis Dakurah, member for Jirapa and Alhaji Collins Dauda, member for Asutifi South, bringing the total number of MPs to 229. The Akwatia seat is still undeclared. The House later approved the nominations of Madam Betty Bosomtwi-Sam as Deputy Minister for the Western Region, Dr Ben Kunbuor, deputy Minister for the Health Ministry, Mr Ebo Barton-Odro, deputy Justice Minister and Attorney-General and Dr Hanna Louisa Bisiw, deputy Minister, Water Resources, Works and Housing.

Others are: Mrs Lucy Awuni Mbun, deputy Upper East Regional Minister, Dr Edward Omane Boamah, deputy Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Mr Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, deputy Information Minister, Col.(rtd) Cyril Neku (Rtd), deputy Volta Regional Minister and Mr Baba Jamal Ahmed, deputy Eastern Regional Minister.

Other are; Mr Robert Joseph Mettle, deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Chris Kpodo, deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Alhaji Sanni Iddi, deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing. The Rest are: Mr Antwi Bosiako Sekyere, deputy Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, Dr Alfred Sugri Tia, deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr James Agyenim-Boateng, deputy Minister of Information, Mr Yaw Effah-Baafi, deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Ms Anima Wilson, deputy Minister of Ashanti Region, Nii Amasa Namoale, deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr Kwabena Akyeampong, deputy Minister of Tourism and Mr Gideon Quarcoo, deputy Minister of Communications.