President Nana Akufo Addo has nominated Member of Parliament for Okere and former General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dan Botwe as Minister designate for Regional Re-organization.
His nomination to the yet to be created ministry is obviously to fulfil the promise made by the president, who then as the Flagbearer of the NPP, promised during the electioneering campaign ahead of the 2016 elections to create a new region out of the Western Region if he’s elected as President.
President Akufo Addo has explained that the decision is based on the current large size of the Western Region and the urgent need for an efficient and effective administration and to also harness the abundant resources of the region for effective development in both the Western North and Western South regions.
Meanwhile, President Akufo Addo has also nominated Hon. Kofi Adda as Minister designate for Water and Sanitation.
The others include:
Dr Anthony Akoto Osei – Monitoring and Evaluation
Prof Kwabena Frimpong Boateng – Science, Environment, Technology and Innovation
Otiko Djaba – Gender, Children and Social Protection
Joe Ghartey – Railway Development
John Peter Amewu – Lands and Natural Resource
Samuel Atta Akyea – Works and Housing
Ignatius Barffour Awuah – Employment and Labour Relations
Kweku Ofori Asiamah – Transport
Kwesi Amoako Atta – Roads and Highways
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful – Communications