Akufo-Addo charges newly sworn-in ministers to bring value to fulfill promises

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has charged newly sworn-in ministers to help government achieve its promises made to the electorates in the run-up to election 2020.

According to him, his outfit is confident that their knowledge and experience will contribute to the emergence of the governance of the Country.

He made this known in a swearing-in ceremony organized at the forecourt of the Jubilee House yesterday.

“I am assured that the various background of each one of you will bring value to the governance of our country and enable us to deliver the commitments of our manifesto- the secret compact that ties us the New Patriotic Party to the Ghanaian people,” the President said.

Speaking at the ceremony, President Akufo-Addo maintained that the government is working to achieve sustainable progress and prosperity.

He made the point that his first-term administration chopped some successes in the areas of education, infrastructure, health, accountability, and industrialization.

“I urge you to provide leadership that will ensure that work that we do benefits the progress of our nation and help raise the living standard of our people. That is why we are here and that is why the Ghanaian people voted for us” His Excellency encouraged the newly sworn-in ministers.

On behalf of the appointed ministers, the Minister for Communication and Digitalization, Hon. Ursula Owusu Ekuful expressed gratitude to the President.

Addressing the audience, she assured that the ministers will work to justify their inclusion in this government.
In all, Twenty-eight ministers (28) of the state were sworn-in out of the thirty (30) approved by the House of Parliament.

Minister-designate for Finance, Ken Ofori Atta, and Minister-designate for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Ebenezer Kojo Kum were the remaining two ministers who were not sworn-in.

Hon. Ken Ofori Atta is yet to be vetted by the Appointments Committee. He is receiving treatment in the United States for post-COVID-19 complications.

Hon. Ebenezer Kojo Kum was absent at the swearing-in ceremony due to ill-health.

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