For every President or government to succeed, they need people around them to aid in the running of the country. One category of persons that cannot be taken out in governance in Ghana for example is Ministers. Some of these Ministers get to form part of the Presidents cabinet that aids him in taking key decisions about the country.
However, how well do you know the current Ministers in Ghana and the ministries they head? To answer this question, we have put together the complete list of Ministers in Ghana under Nana Addo’s second term of office.
In his first term of office, President Nana Addo was hugely criticised for forming a large government of about 110 Ministers. He however tried to justify himself by saying it was needed due to the work at hand.
Fast forward to 2021 and he has reduced the size of his government drastically. He opted not to appoint Deputy regional ministers as a result of the downsizing.
Check out the full list of ministers in Ghana and the ministries they head (2021).
- Albert Kan Dapaah– National Security
- Ken Ofori-Atta– Finance
- Alan John Kyeremanten– Trade and Industry
- Dominic Nitiwul, MP- Defence
- Ambrose Dery, MP – Interior
- Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey– Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
- Godfred Yeboah Dame– Attorney General and Minister for Justice
- Dan Botwe, MP – Local Government and rural development
- Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, MP – Parliamentary Affairs
- Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, MP – Communications and Digitalisation
- Owusu Afriyie Akoto – Food and Agriculture
- Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, MP – Energy
- Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, MP – Education
- Kwaku Agyemang Manu, MP – Health
- Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, MP – Lands and Natural Resources
- Kwasi Amoako-Atta, MP – Roads and Highways
- Francis Asenso Boakye, MP – Works and Housing
- Kwaku Ofori Asiamah – Transport
- Mavis Hawa Koomson, MP – Fisheries and Aquaculture Development
- John Peter Amewu, MP – Railways Development
- Cecilia Abena Dapaah – Sanitation and Water Resources
- Awal Mohammed – Tourism, Arts and Culture
- Sarah Adwoa Safo, MP – Gender, Children and Social Protection
- Ebenezer Kojo Kum, MP – Chieftancy and Religious Affairs
- Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, MP – Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation
- Ignatius Baffour Awuah, MP – Employment and Labor Relations
- Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, MP – Information
- Mustapha Ussif, MP – Youth and Sports
- Joseph Cudjoe, MP – Public Enterprises
- Freda Prempeh, MP – Works and Housing (Minister of State)
- George Boakye – Ahafo Region
- Simon Osei-Mensah – Ashanti Region
- Justina Owusu-Banahene – Bono Region
- Adu Gyan – Bono East
- Justina Marigold Assan – Central Region
- Seth Acheampong– Eastern Region
- Henry Quartey, MP – Greater Accra Region
- Shani Alhassan Saibu – Northern Region
- Yidana Zakaria– North East
- Joseph Makubu – Oti
- Saeed Muhazu Jibril – Savannah Region
- Stephen Yakubu – Upper East Region
- Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa – Volta Region
- Dr. Hafiz Biri Salih – Upper West Region
- Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, MP – Western Region
- Richard Obeng – Western North Region
President Nana Addo reduced the number of ministers in his second term of office from 110 to about 85. As part of downsizing his “elephant sized” government, he decided not to appoint deputy regional ministers like it was done in the past governments.
However, there are still certain ministries with two or three Deputy Ministers.
A different article will look at the full list of 39 deputy ministers under President Nana Addo’s second term of office.