President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E President Nana Akufo-Addo few days ago released the list of Deputy Ministers to serve in his second term of government.
According to the statement from the presidency, ten (10) women were appointed out of the Thirty-nine (39) appointees to serve in various portfolios.
Abena Osei-Asare, MP for Atiwa East has been retained to the Finance Ministry to help in steering the affairs of the country’s financial sector, whilst Hon. Nana Dokua Asiamah has been nominated to deputize Alan Kyeremanten of the Trade and Industry Ministry after serving as a deputy information minister for the past four years.
Other appointees included. Ms Diana Asonaba Dapaah, Deputy minister for the office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice, this is her first time been appointed as a deputy minister.
MP for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region, Hon. Gifty Twum Ampofo has also been retained to once again assist the Education Ministry and Hon. Tina Gifty Mensah also retained as Deputy Minister for Health.
Hon. Mavis NKansah-Boadu was also appointed for the first time as deputy minister for Roads and Highways, she is the second youngest parliamentarian to join Ghana’s seventh parliament at age 26. Hon. Naana Eyiah Quansah, deputy Interior Minister, and Hon. Ama Pomaa as a deputy to the Communications and Digitalisation ministry. It is also her first time as a deputy minister.
On the latter of the list was Hon. Lariba Zuweira, first-timer MP representing Wale Wale constituency and Ms Fatimatu Abubakar, Deputy Minister of Gender, Children & Social Protection and Deputy Minister of Information respectively.
Hon. Lariba Zuweira and Fatimatu Abubakar are both serving their first time as deputy ministers, however, Ms Fatima served as a spoke person for the president’s legal team for the just-ended 2020 election petition. Her diligent performance as the Deputy Communication Director at the presidency landed her a new position which will serve as hope to young women in NPP and Ghana at large