The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Addo Dankwa, has named 19 members out of his 36 ministers of state to form his Cabinet.
Out of the 19, only four are female with the remaining being male ministers.
They are; Madam Catherine Abelema Afeku; Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture; Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration; Ms. Gloria Akufo, Minister for Justice and Attorney General; and Madam Mavis Hawa Coomson, Minister of State in charge of the President’s Special Initiative (PSI).
The rest are; Alan Kyerematen, Minister for Trade Industry; Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister for Finance; Dominic Nitiwul, Minister for Defense; Ambrose Dery, Minister for the Interior; Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Agriculture; Boakye Agyarko, Minister for Energy; and Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister for Education.
The rest are; Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Minister for Health; Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei, Minister of State in charge of Monitoring and Evaluation; Dan Kwaku Botwe, Minister for Regional Re-organisation & Development; John Peter Amewu, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources; Kofi Adda, Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources; Joe Ghartey, Minister for Railways Development; Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Minister for Employment and Labour Relations; and Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Minister for Transport.
This was contained in a communiqué delivered to Parliament by the President and read on the floor by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye, Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
Conspicuously missing are two big portfolios, the Senior Minister, Dr. Yaw Osafo Marfo and the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.