With the polls over, and the transition process underway, the question on the lips of many Ghanaians is, who will make it on the list to join the Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration.
Speculations are rife on who will go where and already some names of Akufo-Addo’s contemporaries in politics, are being circulated in the media, as the first batch of ministers, who will form his Cabinet.
This is said to be angering the youth in the party, who feel their toil, sweat and blood brought the nearly impossible victory, home.
But speaking to the BBC after his victory, the President-elect, spoke of what he would look out for in a potential appointee to serve in his administration.
He said, whoever would be considered, must have the fundamental connect to the group of ideas and set up in the manifesto, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has articulated.
“Secondly, the competence and the capacity to master the briefs that are going to be given to them and carry them out. Thirdly, the commitment to the Ghana project; loyalty to Ghana and coming to work for the people and not for yourself,” Akufo-Addo said.
The NPP 2016 Campaign Manager, Peter Mac Manu, has said the party would be releasing the names of persons, who would hold the various ministerial portfolios soon.
That is because, the President-elect, is expected to meet members of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC), yesterday as they attempt to decide on the new Cabinet.
But already, there are the proposed names of people who are likely to be in the helm of affairs under the NPP.
Some of these people served in the erstwhile J.A Kufuor’s administration.
1. Chief of Staff – Hackman Owusu Agyemang
2. Minister of Trade & Industry – Alan Kyeremanteng
3. Minister of Communications – Mustapha Hamid
4. Minister of Finance – Anthony Osei Akoto
5. Minister of Health – Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh
6. Minister of Interior – Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufour
7. Minister of Defense – Albert Kan-Dapaah
8. Attorney General – Ayi Koi Otu
9.Minister of Justice – Philip Kojo Addison
10. Ministry of Agric – Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto….
11. Minister of Youth and Sports – Issac Asiamah
12. Minister of Education – Kofi Osei Ameyaw
13. Minister of Information – Ursula Owusu
14. Minister of Foreign Affairs – Freda Prempeh
15. Minister of Tourism – Adwoa Sarfo
16. Lands, Forestry and Natural Resources – Henry Kokofu
17. Minister of Gender – Irene Naa Torshie Addo
18. Minister of Science, Environment and Technology – Boniface Abubarka Sardic
19. Minister of Employment and Labour – Papa Kwesi Nduom
20.Minister of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs – A.S. Boafo
21. Minister of Roads & Highways – Ishmael Ashitey
22. Minister for Local Government & Rural Development – Dominic Nitiwul
23. Minister of Energy – Nana Akomea
24. Minister for National Security – Captain Edmund Kojo Kodah